Hi everyone on this snowy day! Well, it’s definitely a good day to look at some summer type pics anyway. This week we will look at some seeds produced by trees and plants, something that is important for the plants but they also produce some interesting art in nature as well. I was going to continue our look at berries this week, but I decided to wait and show them along with the flowers in my new wildflower of the day series coming up soon. I just thought it would be good to show the flower and the berry together so that people know what each looks like. I will let you all know exactly when that will be starting so you don’t miss any, for those of you who are interested. Now for today’s art…
In the first pic above we have the seeds from the mountain maple which is an abundant, small maple tree in our area. They only grow to about 15 feet high, so they are more like a shrub than a tree. When the seeds first come out they look like this before drying out later in the summer and fall and turning a light brown color. I think they look quite nice at this stage and add some beautiful summer art.
Then we have the beaked hazelnut in the photo above. These are delicious and nutritious nuts loved by squirrels, chipmunks, blue jays, hairy woodpeckers and others. They do make an interesting natural art picture as well. They are also good for people to eat if you can get to them first, which isn’t easy. The fuzzy hairs can sometimes irritate skin however.
Now, the photo above I can’t remember if I ever used it before, however, we have it again if I did. It is the seeds of a water loving grassy plant, common down by our river’s edge. They really do produce a lot of fuzzy seeds on top which I think look very beautiful. A wonderful addition to our art in nature. Considering all the seeds they produce, it’s not an overly common plant. I don’t know the name of this one unfortunately. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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