Sunday, October 28, 2018

The Milkweed Seeds

One of the things I enjoy doing in fall is to capture the Milkweed seeds.
This plant readily grows in many areas, so it is not hard to find.


I am fascinated by these small seeds, each so perfectly designed to float away and produce another plant.


Here you see all those seed, lined up and ready leave the pod.


Those delicate filaments move with the slightest breeze.


Yes, I take too many similar pictures, but in my mind each one is beautiful.


Those filament like hair, glisten and sparkle in the sunlight.


Look at how neatly all the seeds are tucked into the pod. When that pod pops open, the seeds are ready to be released and fly away with the wind.


Each one of these seeds has the potential to become a new Milkweed plant, which in turn is a food source and a host for the magnificent Monarch Butterfly.


Something To Think About:
Think about it, Seeds are blessings in waiting.
(This is especially true for the butterflies)

17 comments:

Shug said...

Seeds are indeed future blessings.... I have never seen these before. very unique.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I have never seen anything like this!! Well, I have never seen any milkweed. YES, each picture is beautiful in it's own right. Silvery, delicate. tiny. The rows are so perfectly lined up. My favorite pictures are 2 & 3. Now if I ever see a pod like this, I will know what it is.

Diane said...

What a lovely post, Ruth. Such lovely captures. Now I must watch for milkweed seed. Wrong time of the year here probably. Diane

Debbie Harris said...

Awesome!
Wow! Those photos are magnificent and so clear.
Great photography ♡

Mersad said...

Such delicate images. I really like them. Wish you a great start into the new week.

Gayle said...

Your photos are stunning. I especially like the one just opening with the leader making its exit.

Sandra said...

they area ALL stunning, numbers 3, 4 and 5 are magical... so beautiful.

George said...

These are gorgeous photos, Ruth. The detail and clarity is amazing.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful pictures of the pods and seeds. I don't have any milkweed around here, that I know of, but there are places in Nova Scotia where there are some, and the butterflies migrate to them. This is so important for the butterflies.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

You've really captured the beauty of this season in the life of a milkweed.

Rose L said...

great shots! Very sharp.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Each image is a special gift gift from God and you have captured these miracles wonderfully.

happyone said...

What beauty there is in these pictures. Wonderful.

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

I saw a large art photo of a milkweed in a hospital...it made me see the beauty. Your photos are gorgeous.

Debbie said...

gorgeous images!! my milkweed produced so many seeds, i planted some and have been sharing the rest with friends!!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Such beautiful pictures Ruth! I don't think we have the milkweed here, at least I've never seen it. Perhaps I need to plant one, to entice the Monarch butterfly to visit my garden! I will do some research into it. I agree, each photo is delicately beautiful in its own right! Sometimes it is so hard to decide which one is a favorite, and most of the time, I can't, lol! Blessings and hugs to you :)

Betsy Banks Adams said...

I see Milkweed all over the place---but seldom stop to look at it in detail... Your macro photos are SO interesting...

Hugs,
Betsy