330/365: for next year's butterflies

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    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)

    Carrie Teutenberg, Alex of Gothenburg, and 36 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. 6ftmama 42 months ago | reply

      oh soooo loving this...

    2. Maronasc 42 months ago | reply

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

    3. Rovinggirl ♥ 42 months ago | reply

      this is beautiful and i love your words and thoughts

    4. tumbleweed.in.eden 42 months ago | reply

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

    5. t does wool 42 months ago | reply

      beautiful focus~!

    6. Kathy Carey (SightSpecific) 42 months ago | reply

      the focus is perfect and i love the textures

    7. Aramix 42 months ago | reply

      Perfect shot, my friend. Amazing details and composition.

    8. María T Pons 42 months ago | reply

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

    9. Jaime973 42 months ago | reply

      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.

    10. ng.kelven 42 months ago | reply

      Fantastic macro and crisp details here :) I like the message you portray with this photo as well

    11. krow10 42 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful. Milkweed and Monarchs -- sends me off on so many trains of thought. Thank you.

    12. Iulia Starcu Photography 42 months ago | reply

      I love it !!!! Beautiful.

    13. Elizier Araujo 42 months ago | reply

      Precious and delicate composition.

    14. Carl Stovell 42 months ago | reply

      Simple but good shot!

    15. ~nut*meg~ 42 months ago | reply

      oh so fluffy, that milkweed seed. I am grateful for your beautiful photography...

    16. the clubhouse kid 41 months ago | reply

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

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