Joan Colbert wondered why I hadn't told the whole story to the piece posted just after this post, so I'll tell and try to keep it short! Last fall I wanted wings for my collages, cicada to be precise. But finding a cicada wing is challenging, finding more than one almost impossible and it occurred to me that the wing part to a maple seed resembled a......WING! Since they fall in the spring I thought I'd have to wait until then to work with them. Voila! The un-named trees on the tree lawns (devil strip to you NE Ohioans) let loose with a zillion wingseeds in October! An arborist was at the house messing with a troublesome plum and I asked him what kind of maple was on those tree-lawns and he snorted "Those aren't maples, those are hawthorns!" Now fast forward to May. I decide to name my collage by the elements that are in it and name it "My 1 cent Hawthorn Baby" based entirely on my trust in arborists. Then Joan Colbert (who was a very accurate arborist in a previous life) writes up the titles for the show and says to me, "What kind of hawthorn seed is that?" I relate the above story and think, "Well, yeah, what kind of hawthorn seed is that?" I ask another arborist while buying plants and he says, "I've been an arborist for 25 years and I don't know of any tree like that!" Hmmmmmmm! Check the internet under maples and hawthorns. Nothing about my tree. Finally check a guide to trees. Jackpot! Its a Hedge Maple or English Field Maple. Email Joan with the news. She emails back with a story about the art critic pausing in front of Hawthorn Baby and exclaiming "Why those aren't hawthorn seeds, those are maple seeds. How curious!" You really have to know the kind of reviews this critic writes to appreciate why I bit my nails until the article came out. We are lucky to have her but sometimes her opinions are, well, hard-edged.Happy ending, she loved the show! And didn't mention the title. Thats it, end of saga!