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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gossamer Threads



"The milkweed pods are breaking,
And the bits of silken down
Float off upon the autumn breeze
Across the meadows brown."


~ Cecil Cavendish, The Milkweed

16 comments:

Mama-Bug said...

So pretty! Haven't found any here yet but I'm looking.

Gerry Snape said...

that's a gogeous thing! I don't think that we have that in Penketh?
Would it grow here?

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Yes Gerry, it is a native plant of England also.
It attracts Monarch Butterflies.
There's an interesting article in today's Daily Mail Online.
~Jo

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1350454/Milkweed-miracle-Applying-sap-common-garden-weed-cure-skin-cancer.html

Country Gal said...

A pretty photo. Have a wonderful day !

Sandra said...

I want one of these to play with my new camera. i enlarged it twice and it looks like an angel hair tree decorated with ornaments, each little seed pod hanging perfectly on it.

L. D. Burgus said...

This is a beautiful capture. They are an amazing plant with all their little parachutes.

John Gray said...

lovely jo

ps thank you for following my blog
x

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

What a fine capture! Well done!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I have never seen anything so beautiful!
thank you for sharing your world.
You touch us every time we come.
love
tweedles

Terry said...

I can just feel the silky threads.

That is an interesting article.

Snapper II said...

I agree with "A Brt in tennessee"
You are going to have a lotof butterflies. Thats a good thing.

Sharon said...

Lovely shot! Very pretty. I haven't been out and about looking for shots lately, soon I hope.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

so beautiful!

thanks for sharing your wonderful photos!

betty

Sara Lorayne said...

Each of your posts is like a jewel, seen close up in all its glory...concentrating on the finest details, and words added to polish it all to a lovely sparkle.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I came again to look and sit with you. All your photos are so gorgeous, it is hard to leave them and go my way
nitey nite
love
tweedles

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