Friday, October 20, 2006

seed pod



The wind was biting this afternoon, and the sky was grey and threatening over the patch of restored Illinois prairie where I spent some time walking and shooting photos. A seed pod is nothing in the crazy quilt of dead foliage. It's just one among thousands, perhaps millions of pod that are remants of the growing season.

Photographing the pods among this chaos just didn't seem to do justice to the interesting form. I plucked one of the pods from it's stem and brought it home to place it in a stark setting, so that it's beauty would stand alone.

Seed pod as art form.

10 comments:

Teri M. said...

Good choice - it's a really beautiful photo.

Kate I said...

wow! this is so beautiful!

srp said...

Absolutely lovely!

pablo said...

See, it's photos like this one that persuade me that you will have no trouble finding material for a winter's worth of posts here. Thanks for having such a good eye!

Anonymous said...

You have a wonderful way of finding beauty.
Thank you.
Marilyn

nancy bea said...

Nature is the ultimate artist. All we can do is gaze in awe. And then snap the shutter. Nice shot!

Beverley, UK said...

Beautiful Zanne. More! More!

Tim Rice said...

There is great beauty in things like these seed pods. I like the picture.

ADELE said...

Just beautiful, what kind of seedpod is it, please? I love to collect things from the roadside and woods for winter bouquets. I don't think we have that in northeastern Minnesota.

Zanne said...

Sorry Adele - I wish I knew! There were only one or two pods per stem. Perhaps some horticulturalist could identify.