Ace Jackalope might be camouflaged under a Thorny Orange Tree if he weren't wearing a bright red vest. The Thorny Orange Tree (Poncirus trifoliata) is along a trail at the Dillon Nature Center in Hutchinson, Kansas. We'd been here before, but never noticed this tree.
The plant is native to China and sometimes makes small sour fruits that can be used for marmalade or jelly. This day, however, it just furnished a sharp change in the texture of the frozen landscape, and that was enough.
The half moon rose last week over...uh, another sort of tree. Man, I do have to remember to look at labels and take more notes when I shoot this stuff.