Any idea what this could be? Looks a bit like mohair, doesn’t it?
How about now? This is zoomed out a lot more.
Or now? Give up? (Zoomed all the way out.) The answer is in the next photo down below.
Here you are. It’s a look down into a broken Cabbage Palm. This is what’s left of a dead Cabbage Palm in our yard. There is only fibrous material inside — no wood. This is one of several reasons palms are classified as grasses and not as trees. The fact that it died less than a year after installation is a good reason not to buy palms from any of those guys driving around new neighborhoods selling them from the back of a pick-up truck.
Next time I’ll have a happier story to share. Meanwhile, back to gardening. I have so much to do. My planting beds need new pine straw mulch, and I have lots of plants to put into the ground. Oh, the agony of it all (not). You know I’m happiest when I’m outside diggin’ in the dirt.