3 month old pine cones
The caption of these same pine cones 3 months ago was: "Nature is patient. It unfolds gradually and beauty can be found in every state."
How true this is as I now see they have only gotten darker in color and have not even started to open up yet.
See this same set of pine cones 3 months before:
They were green when this photo was taken on August 16, 2019.