There is something about pinecones that I have always found very appealing. Perhaps it is because, despite an amazing variety of sizes and shapes, each one fits together so beautifully. One of nature’s most intricate seed pods. Have you every really studied one? They are worth a good look if only for pleasure of seeing their unique tessellations and myriad colours. As they ease open to release their burden they reveal a smooth inner surface which contrasts the rougher, matt exterior. This inner surface itself has range of subtle colours from deepest brown to a rich red.
If you just thought a pinecone was a pinecone, think again. Next time you are near a pine tree, have another look.