Saturday, March 1, 2008

It was warm enough for me to venture outside yesterday-- I went for a walk around the park(still very muddy) and then, energized by all the outsideness, started mucking about with the shrubbery in front of the house. It was then that I found this singular, amazing pod, dangling from a dead vine that was snaking up my plant holder hook. The pod was a good 3-4 inches long. I have to say I neglected the yard a bit last summer, so I have no idea what sort of plant produced it, except that it was not anything I put there on purpose, I don't think. Does anyone recognize it? Anyway, it's the most beautiful seed pod I've ever seen. Just...perfect.



7 comments:

Gallery Juana said...

I see why you would psot about this pod. Amazing waht nature can do with so little! Your story about your cat and the paste is too cute. I really like the paper necklace you posted too.

Angela said...

It's milkweed, for sure. That shape would make an amazing pendant for jewelry!

High Desert Diva said...

No clue, but you're right, it's fabulous!

Simply Wired Custom Jewelry said...

Wow that's gorgeous! I'm thinking it might be milkweed. As angela said, it would make an amazing pendant!! Or maybe even a photo of it where you could cast it in resin? Ooooh, the possibilities...

Amy Yang said...

Yep, milkweed :) I used to pick these pods open during the fall as a child just to be able to release the seeds into the wind. Then I'd end up with yucky stinky, stitcky "juice" all over my hands. Good memories though!

Cicada Studio said...

That's so cool looking! I love the way there's that soft heavenly white interior to a rough and earthy exterior.

Joanna said...

Wow, thanks for the ID, everyone! Milkweed! I would never have thought something with such an unglamorous name would produce something so beautiful. Hmm...pendant....