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
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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just more proof that dying flowers are just as pretty as full blooms. LOVE all of these
Natures bird feeders.
Beautiful in its own way...
That is so beautiful! I just love the close-ups.
Food for the end of autumn!
I think my favorite park of macro shots is the colorful bokeh
There's beauty in the detail! I love that last shot against the blue sky!
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.
I've been enjoying the late fall seed pods and clusters, too.
Love the ornamental grass and coneflowers ~ all wonderful!
Wishing you a magical week,
artmusedog and carol
Your photos show off those seed heads to perfection.
Absolutely gorgeous close-up details of these seed heads Tina. I love the soft warm color in the background too.
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.
Our feathered friends are artists too!
A striking series of photos. The dead flower head somewhat resembles that of the Scotch Thistle we have here in Australia. Thanks for sharing.
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!!
Great close ups....
love the browns of late fall.
Excellent photos. Love them all.
Worth a Thousand Words
Perfect Nature Note. Your eye is as diligent as those finches - seed by seed.
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.
Interesting photos...I love that ornamental grass shot, too.
You amaze me with your eye for big things and small things.
These are beautiful.I too leave seed heads on the plants,just in case the birds want to eat them.
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.
It is a great way to feed the birds.
Amazing details in the macros.
Brown looks good.
Amazing close up photos of coneflower seed heads. The seed head looks very pretty on its own.
Wow....these close up images are really dazzling!!!
Fantastic close up shots
I,like the coneflower seed heads. Nice job.
Birds that overwinter have to find places to eat, looks like your garden is a veritable buffet. - Margy
Beautiful...and insects over winter in the stems like some native bees...Michelle
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