Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Milkweed

A milkweeds seed pods open to release their precious contents

While roaming our familiar countryside, I noticed these milkweed pods glowing in the evening sun. The delicate white filaments attached to each seed were beautifully lit creating a gorgeous halo about each pod. Again it was time to seize the moment and capture the beauty that our creator had made.

An autumn breeze tugs at the seeds in an attempt to carry them away; some will fall on the rocks, others upon poor ground and yet others will find their way to new fertile soil and another generation of milkweeds will flourish.

A lone milkweed beetle surveys the seed pod. I wonder what is he thinking as he checks out the seed that will form the plants which will feed future generations of his descendants.