Friday, September 23, 2011


Yesterday, while rescuing a turtle who wanted to cross the road, I noticed that some of the milkweed pods had burst, flinging their seeds about. The design is so ingenious. Each seed is attached to silky fibers that allow the seed to be carried about by any gentle or not so gentle breeze.  I'll try to get some shots of the pod breaking open because how the seeds and silk are arranged is wondrous.

On another note, I wanted to say that this is the last week-end for the exhibition of Ryszart Litwiniuk and Moi at Gallery Arts Sutton. The show closes Sunday at 5pm. Directions and gallery hours are HERE.
A constellation of milkweed seeds
A single seed with the silky bits attached to one end


  1. Thanks for these shots Liz - they are amazing and it is clearly a beautiful and impressive plant! Is it a weed? I am in awe of their design - so brilliantly compiled to spread far and wide...

  2. Thanks Fiona, and most people consider it a weed, I love it and let it have it's way around the pond. The butterflies adore it.


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