The process of becoming a big red powder puff, starts as a berry, then tiny little spindly things come out a few at a time
Each day a few more appear. I love the above because it shows tiny berries, larger berries, one starting to bloom and one dying, all on the same tip of the limb....
then it becomes a half a ball.
Next is is half berry half ball
And then it becomes the big fluffy ball. see the white? that is tiny flowers full of pollen. Each puff wiill have 2 or 3 bees so far down in there they are hard to see.... they love to dive on that white pollen.
In a couple of days the puff starts to shrivel, like above
and then it hangs down while yet another one starts above and the process begins again
The last step is this one above and the next day it turns brown and falls to the ground.