Just me rambling about birds, books, bunnies, or whatever!
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Riders of the wind
Swamp milkweed pods and seeds
"The far travelers of the plant world, the original sailors of the air in the plant kingdom, prepare their hostages to the wind. The gossamer parachutes, each with its germ of life, approach their time of departure. The winds of Autumn will bring down the leaves, but they will also carry a fragile freight of next year's green and urgent life. Who can count the fluff-borne seeds that will fill the late September air?" --Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seasons