Sunday, November 22, 2009

Float Away


Strange looking pods on the side of the road.


The seeds are perfectly arranged inside each capsule.

Each seed has its own little silk parachute.

Ready to catch the wind and float away.
Do you see the little bug? He's hiding.

6 comments:

B.E. Stevens said...

milkweed pods are so pretty! There are some along the road here, split open with those tufted little seeds.

Hope you are having a nice weekend!

holly aka golly said...

Thank you B.E. - I knew that someone would be able to identify them! They are pretty!

jessicaleighlalou said...

Wow those are pretty! I wish I knew where to find those in Texas.. so far no luck. hehe. :)

cindy shake said...

Lovely. I so enjoy seed pods. I was inspired by some Iris pods last year to weld some designs in steel. They are hanging in my studio and when you gently shake the ones that didn't open the seeds rattle inside! ...now everything is blanketed in snow!

holly aka golly said...

Thank you for stopping by ladies! Cindy, I love Iris! It's just about the only thing that grows willingly in our clay soil. Snow! I'm not ready!

millip said...

They are really beautiful pods, so protective and safe. If I was a seed, I wouldn't want to leave home...