330/365: for next year's butterflies

This is a milkweed seed. If all goes well for it, next year it will be a milkweed plant and host a monarch butterfly's eggs.


I'm grateful for the cycle of life. Even as the plants are dying, their seeds are scattered in preparation for next year. It gives me hope.


{gratitude 15/30}


(I know -- I'm a few days behind)

  • sara 4y

    oh soooo loving this...
  • Mar Sastre 4y

    Knowing that life is a big circle it's such a warm ans comforting feeling, right? I love this picture, it's so delicate...
  • Rovinggirl ♥ 4y

    this is beautiful and i love your words and thoughts
  • Vicki Oseland 4y

  • Cara 4y

    OH the TEXTure! so sharp I can feel the softness (haha if that makes sense!)..LOVE that sweater too...
  • Luke Lavin 4y

  • t does wool 4y

    beautiful focus~!
  • Kathy Carey 4y

    the focus is perfect and i love the textures
  • Aramix 4y

    Perfect shot, my friend. Amazing details and composition.
  • María Pons 4y

    Ha! I didn't know that! Thanks! Super focus and I love that mitten :)
  • Jaime 4y

    I love them - they look like little helicopters floating through the air. And next year they will bring a bunch of beautiful butterflies to you, a sweet thought :) I love your fingerless gloves and the way you are gently holding this little seed.
  • Kelven Ng 4y

    Fantastic macro and crisp details here :) I like the message you portray with this photo as well
  • Craig Pennington 4y

    This is beautiful. Milkweed and Monarchs -- sends me off on so many trains of thought. Thank you.
  • Iulia Starcu Photography 4y

    I love it !!!! Beautiful.
  • Annette 4y

  • Elizier Santos 4y

    Precious and delicate composition.
  • Carl Stovell 4y

    Simple but good shot!
  • Beverly LeFevre 4y

  • Meg 4y

    oh so fluffy, that milkweed seed. I am grateful for your beautiful photography...
  • Marina Maya Melchers 4y

    beautiful focus... and those gloves would serve me no purpose down here in the tropics, but I want them bad.
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Taken on November 15, 2010
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