This “pod” (I’m sorry to be so ill-informed about the subjects of my photographs!) has caught my eye on more than one occasion, and I’ve taken several photographs of it on different days throughout the fall and winter. It has, of course, changed over the course of the last months, and I’ve been fascinated by its evolution. In its current “empty” state (it was loaded with a milk-white fluff several weeks ago), there remains a sort of hammock intact, with the most delicate, florid folds. The dessicated exterior conceals a slender sliver of warmth on a cold winter’s day.