Sunday, October 6, 2013

Early October

 Milkweed seeds escaping on silky parachutes

When I see milkweed in my my gardens, I dig it out. BUT when I see it in a natural setting I can't resist photographing it.

Early October

This week we have experienced mixed weather: fog, rain and sun. The temperature has been rather nice throughout. Kids (and adults) still enjoy beach combing even though the leaves are changing, berries are ripening and seeds are drying. It has been a lovely fall so far.

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40 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a beautiful collage.

Terri Buster said...

Fantastic shot...love the fall pics too.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The collage is lovely and so is the single milkweed shot. I love seeing those seeds sparkling in the sun.

podso said...

That is a beautiful collage. I love the name of your blog -- I don't know if that is a family name, but it makes me think of Jane Austen and her characters!

Vee said...

Very pretty collage! It looks so perfectly autumnal with the berries and the foliage, the mists and the milkweed.

explorenewness said...

Love your mosaic! Nice mixture of close-ups and long-range shots. ALL of them are beautiful.

Randy said...

Beautiful collage.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful fall views. Valerie

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Love the milkweed pod exploded. My late MIL painted milkweed (series) and your photo reminded me of her. Thank you.
Joy

Michelle said...

I love the detail on that milkweed! Just beautiful!

A Garden of Threads said...

It has been a lovely fall so far. Beautiful mosaic. Wishing you a blessed week. Jen

Saun said...

Beautiful

Jack said...

A very pretty grouping of photos.

Art and Sand said...

The photos are amazing . . . the mosaic beautiful.

We have had a lot of egrets on the beach all summer. That is a new phenomenon.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love to see milkweed as I know it attracts butterflies. Their seed pods and seeds are so pretty. I love your mosaic photos. Beautiful! We've had 10 straight days of sunshine to be interrupted by rain tomorrow. I think we might need a little bit now. :)

Carver said...

Wonderful shots and I love the wispy seeds.

Cloudia said...

How bracing!

Love this October post, and your milk pod escapade, Dear pal



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Rajesh said...

Great sets of images.

Our photos said...

The collage is Beautiful!
Greetings, RW & SK

Stephanie said...

Lovely collage!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

We're having a lovely autumn in the UK too though it's causing problems in the garden as everything has stopped growing except the weeds which still think it's midsummer! I always love your collages.

Cezar and Léia said...

The signs of Autumn are adorable and you prepared a beautiful collage!
Léia

eileeninmd said...

Lovely Autumns scenes, the milkweed is pretty. Beautiful mosaic! Have a happy week!

Sandra said...

i would love to see the oh so lovely milkweed explosion in real time.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Beautiful milkweed! :)

see you there! said...

October is beautiful in your area. The milkweed photo is really interesting.

Darla

Rose said...

These are making me long to get out for a good ramble!

Lorrie said...

Milkweed does photograph well - but as you've said - it's no fun in a garden. Lovely autumn shots!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super macro of the milkweed blowing in the breeze EG, autumn still looking good out your way.

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

Ooohhh, I love those fall colors in the grove of trees. Glad you are having a nice fall so far. We're experiencing our first cool day. :)

Pat Tillett said...

All the photos in the collage are beautiful! I know what you mean about the milkweed. The can be pretty, but NOT in our yards.

Sue said...

I love a good collage.

=)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love the seeds! So pretty!

LONDONLULU said...

Love that first photo and your sweet collage!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Perfect days for a perfect season. Your collage is great. And the milk week macro is stunning. The lighting in that photo is awesome.

Laura said...

BEautiful seeds!

Karen said...

Soft fluffy milkweed, beautiful!

edenhills said...

I do enjoy the milkweeds. I always leave them for the monarchs. :-)

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Lovely fall photos.

Rambling Woods said...

Pretty fall in your area. I am trying to collect all the milkweed seeds that I can to donate to Monarch Watch and it is a task.. Michelle

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