Hoorays from Oklahoma.

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 I found a few of these nasty sandburs on my shoelaces while I was walking across Oklahoma. They are treacherous things—the sandburs, not the shoelaces.

I found a few of these nasty sandburs on my shoelaces while I was walking across Oklahoma. They are treacherous things—the sandburs, not the shoelaces.

 A buttonball from a sycamore tree.

A buttonball from a sycamore tree.

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A pocket gopher mound.It’s a way to tell the frost is out of the ground. Unfortunately, this one was in Oklahoma, not Minnesota.