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Dried milkweed pods are beautiful in winter when the seeds have flown away and the pods are left empty. I love the soft golden brown of the lining and the silver of the husks.

This picture was taken at Green Lane Reservoir, Green Lane, Pennsylvania, USA, with a Sony H9 set to macro.

Dedicated to nature for all the beauty she surrounds us with.

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milkweed, pod, seedhead, seed head, winter, weed, field, meadow, wildflower, nature, mothernature

I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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Comments

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago

    I would have to agree with you on this, I love to see these! Lovely capture!!!

  • Thanks, Viv:>). All we;ve seen today is fog – LOL

    – MotherNature

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 1 year ago

    Very well seen! A golden and a silver art :)

  • Thanks, Yannik:>) It is a nice combination, especially when the light is just so – appreciate the visit!

    – MotherNature

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago

    I feel your pain! Yesterday was so foggy we couldn’t see a thing, today it was warm and pleasant, but now it’s raining pretty hard. Hope it doesn’t freeze up!

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    Your rain will probably be our rain tomorrow, then back to winter and the 20’s. I, too, hope it doesn’t freeze up.

  • zpawpaw
    zpawpawover 1 year ago

    These are neat! We don’t have them here I don’t think! Never seen them anyway!:))

  • I missed writing your answer – apologies! I went off to check on milkweed for your locale and must not have come back. Old age seeps in. It looks like your most common milkweed is what we call butterfly weed, a bright orange and fellow flower that butterflies and many other insects love. This link will give you names of different types of milkweed in Alabama ( http://monarchwatch.org/bring-back-the-monarchs... ). Thank you for coming by, zpawpaw:>) Thanks for your support!

    – MotherNature

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    An excellent shot.

  • Thank you so much!

    – MotherNature

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    Thank you so much for the favorite, Vasile Stan!

  • Aase
    Aaseover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture, well done:-)

  • Thank you for making time to come by and comment – a special thanks for the fave!!

    – MotherNature

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    How lovely ~ beautiful muted colours and detail :)

  • I’m delighted you like it! Thanks.

    – MotherNature

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7over 1 year ago

    Splendid capture. I love playing with dormant subjects…lots of potential. This is a definite FAVE. >RON<

  • Thank you for the generous and kind comment – I have soooo much to learn and playing is so much fun:>) A special thanks for the fave!

    – MotherNature

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