Monday, November 30, 2015

Seed Heads

 Coneflower Seed head WITH seeds #1

There's strong evidence that finches have been in my gardens lately, and I admit I am fascinated by the different designs they create when eating the seed heads of purple coneflowers

 Coneflower Seed head WITH seeds #3

 I don't cut the coneflower stems down until all the seeds are gone.

 Coneflower seed head WITHOUT seeds

I think the finches have been very hungry!

Ornamental grass seeds

I leave these up for winter interest in my gardens. To tell you the truth, I don't know if the birds eat these seeds or not.

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35 comments:

Sandra said...

just more proof that dying flowers are just as pretty as full blooms. LOVE all of these

Tom said...

Natures bird feeders.

VP said...

Beautiful in its own way...

José Mendonça said...

That is so beautiful! I just love the close-ups.

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots!

cieldequimper said...

Food for the end of autumn!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I think my favorite park of macro shots is the colorful bokeh

William Kendall said...

Fascinating textures!

Christine said...

There's beauty in the detail! I love that last shot against the blue sky!

Lowell said...

Sorry, I thought when I saw the first photo it was something used to clean toilets. Just kidding. It's an interesting bit of flora and rather pretty in its own way.

Revrunner said...

I've been enjoying the late fall seed pods and clusters, too.

carol l mckenna said...

Love the ornamental grass and coneflowers ~ all wonderful!

Wishing you a magical week,
artmusedog and carol

Fun60 said...

Your photos show off those seed heads to perfection.

Laura said...

Absolutely gorgeous close-up details of these seed heads Tina. I love the soft warm color in the background too.

Halcyon said...

I think they add interest, even if the birds don't eat them. I cleaned out my balcony boxes over the weekend. Seems a little sad without any blooms.

Holly Myers said...

Our feathered friends are artists too!

Valerie said...

A striking series of photos. The dead flower head somewhat resembles that of the Scotch Thistle we have here in Australia. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures as always and I, too, love the close-ups!! You do find the very best there is and I'm so glad you share it with us!! Have a great new week!!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Great close ups....

TexWisGirl said...

love the browns of late fall.

Photo Cache said...

Excellent photos. Love them all.

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Cloudia said...

Perfect Nature Note. Your eye is as diligent as those finches - seed by seed.





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mick said...

Great photos and I like the idea of all those seeds around your garden - plus all the little birds that have been coming in to eat them.

Rose said...

Interesting photos...I love that ornamental grass shot, too.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You amaze me with your eye for big things and small things.

Ruth Hiebert said...

These are beautiful.I too leave seed heads on the plants,just in case the birds want to eat them.

Kay said...

I like these shots. How nice to be reminded that a flower is useful after its bloom is over. Our goldfinches (the Washington state bird) have headed south for the winter and I think the other finches have, too.

Stephanie said...

It is a great way to feed the birds.

Indrani said...

Amazing details in the macros.
Brown looks good.

Nancy Chan said...

Amazing close up photos of coneflower seed heads. The seed head looks very pretty on its own.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow....these close up images are really dazzling!!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic close up shots

Anvilcloud said...

I,like the coneflower seed heads. Nice job.

Powell River Books said...

Birds that overwinter have to find places to eat, looks like your garden is a veritable buffet. - Margy

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful...and insects over winter in the stems like some native bees...Michelle

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