Wordless Wednesday The Fluff of Fall October 18, 2017 Laurie Graves 16 Comments Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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These are wonderful, Laurie… ready for the winds of November to carry them away!
Yes, the winds of November.
Some beautiful fluff here Laurie and I love the warm glow of the sun in your images :o) xxx
Thanks so much! In Maine, the light in October is beautiful.
I picked some milkweed pods for Piper today. What is the fluff in the second picture? It truly is a warm glow.
I’m not sure. An aster, maybe?
Beautiful seedheads shining in the sun! As a child, I called the little floating seeds, fairies. My husband has always called them ‘sugars’.
Thanks, Claire. How enchanting to think of them as fairies. Perhaps we have the same fanciful kind of mind?
My mother calls them fairies too. Perhaps it is a family trait?
A lovely trait, that’s for sure.
Are you sure the first picture is not a small bear you mistook for fluuf?!
Well, maybe. 😉
J > The first photo shows what looks like – in Europe – what are often called bull-rushes, but I think more correctly are reed-mace. Once they burst, their fluffy seeds go racing off in the wind. My mother used to harvest them for dry flower arrangements, but she’d spray the maces with hairspray to keep them from bursting!
Right! Smart Mom. Those suckers sure do burst. Here, we call them cattails.
Lovely seed heads. Great eye for detail.
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