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Monday, November 8, 2010
Milkweed Seed Pillows
Here's something I never knew before today. The very same milkweed that nurtures our Monarch butterflies also produces these wind borne seeds whose floss can be used in place of Eiderdown for your warm as toast pillows and quilts! Right now these seeds are floating around the Mitten. I have been trying to follow them with the camera lens as they dodge around erratically in the air as an exercise in tracking and focusing. So far it has been an exercise in futility!
Below is a little video to illustrate how quickly a fresh milkweed seed fluffs out when it is removed from its pod. Enjoy!
P.S. I'm starting a Bird photography meme called "World Bird Wednesday" which will be open for entries to its inaugural edition tomorrow at noon. Click on the World Bird Wednesday logo to your right for more information!