Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Milkweed, Some Moments Later

"Milkweed, Some Moments Later" 1,2
Time 5:10:42 and 5:11:24 pm, 42 seconds
January 14, 2010
Race Field,
West Odessa, Texas

After opening this milkweed pod, and seeing the seeds all lined up inside it, I thought of the children's hand rhyme, "Here's the church, here's the steeple. Open it up, and here's the people." The seeds look a little like members of a church choir, don't they?

This photo was taken at my second adopted citizen science location. I'm calling it Race Field because it is a large open field behind a horse race arena. I chose to adopt and study it because it's the epitome of an untouched West Odessa.

For now, anyway.


John M. Mora said...

Wonderful "after" and heaven to a monarch, no?

jomamma said...

Awesome.... I think this would sell.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Yes they do! Stunning, beautifully soft image, deliate like the seed pod. I like this adopt an area idea...

Eeyore said...

All dressed in their white robes, with the choir director out front.

Bobbie said...

So beautiful and you know what? I found one yesterday, but instead of a elongated pod it was a round spikey pod and had just released it's seed.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, and yes they do look like a choir. Such lovely robes! Your commitment to your vision is stunning; I appreciate what it is you do. It's coming from such a true and deep place.