Milkweed, an extraordinary weed.

20 responses

  1. Amazing Melanie… you just want to touch them …and experience whether they are as soft as they look like…

    February 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    • Thank you, Joanna. The stuffing really is quite fluffy, while the outside of the pod has a very rough texture.

      February 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

  2. I’ve seen this seed pod only twice in my life.
    Is it because I’m lazy or are they very rare, I don’t know 😀
    Nature’s fascination well captured.

    February 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    • Most of the pods are gone by now, but there are some hanging around. This one was standing alone in a field. It definitely caught my eye.

      February 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

  3. Definitely extraordinary. I was glad you posted what it was because I was not sure. I love photos like that, when you don’t know what it is but it looks cool.

    February 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm

  4. the milkweed brings to mind so many childhood memories. I just loved cracking them open and pulling the stuffing out, fluffing them up and them blowing them up into the sky. a lovely couple of photos!

    February 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    • I had to resist pulling the stuffing out when I saw these, actually. It beckons that way, doesn’t it? I’m so glad I could prompt some memories; thank you for sharing your comment.

      February 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

  5. sandy

    Our pods have flown the coop. Yours are neat!

    February 22, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    • Thank you, Sandy. Most of ours are gone, too, but there are some here and there still hanging around.

      February 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

  6. So delicate!!

    February 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm

  7. Wow those are pretty weird looking eh…good capture

    February 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm

  8. Very pretty.

    February 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm

  9. Great find and even greater picture. 🙂

    February 23, 2012 at 12:45 am

  10. Very nice; I’ve never seen them outside of pictures.

    February 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    • Thank you. They’re very interesting to the touch, both inside and out. I never saw them growing up in the south (I may have just not noticed them), but they seem to be quite plentiful around here in Pennsylvania. I find their forms fascinating at all stages of their lives.

      February 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm

  11. i just love these!

    February 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    • Thank you so much! I’m a huge fan of your blog! You take amazing photographs!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:04 pm

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