Douglas Justice's October blog is up now: October 2018 in the Garden | UBC Botanical Garden. We're doing fruits this month; in the blog we have one edible, one weird, and one tiny and confusing. The blog starts with weird: Kirengeshoma palmata. Do you remember the Sputnik satellite? Well these fruits look just like that, but with only three antennae instead of four. My friend Judy is there to show how tall these plants are. The fourth photo I think shows stamens on flowers whose petals have withered. Someone could correct me on that. Next is the confusing (to me) Hydrangea febrifuga. The first photo, with the blazing blue fruits, was taken in April, 2016, when it was still called Dichroa febrifuga. So that's six months after the fruits would have been forming. The second photo is from yesterday. I chose a photo taken with flash because it was more in focus, but even without the flash, the colour was just a little more blue. These fruits look like they're finished, drying up. Or are they just forming, and it's only the calyces that we're seeing, with the fruits not developed or coloured up yet at all?