Each spring, part of one of my flower beds is allowed to grow “wild” with milkweed, hoping to entice a monarch butterfly or two to stop by and feast or find a spot to lay eggs.
See: MILKWEED PLANTS
Milkweed flower buds
Newly formed Milkweed Pod
Autumn brings the growing season to a close. Fruits and vegetables have ripened, plants and trees have finished their life’s cycle.
However, in looking closer, we find the promise of hings to come, even in the drying husks of milkweed plants.
Open milkweed pod, dispersing seeds of life
Even the last flutter of milkweed fluff holds the secret of rebirth.
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- Close-up, milkweed whirlwind
Autumn is almost over. By now, we usually have snow on the ground and have needed our winter jackets, gloves and hats. This year, our November/autumn weather continues mostly warmer than usual. I’ve been able to enjoy being outside with my camera in hand and the only problem has been the sometimes strong winds on these nice days.
The days I shot the above two images were very windy! The feathery fluff of the milkweed kept flying away as I was trying to capture it .
- Moss on a rotting log
Some things in nature hold most or some of their natural colors even into and through winter, as with the above moss and hens & chickens. The moss even seems to be growing, spreading.
- Rose Rugosa leaves
These Rose Rugosa leaves were some of the last fall colors around my yard. Today, the branches are bare, resting till spring.
A fall haiku:
autumn weather flees
on wings of chaotic breeze
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