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pod time, as in seeds, not as in small portable music

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Every fall I am part of a small army of people that collect native plant seeds for planting in areas that are being restored. I'm a seed soldier.

these are a kind of milkweed, swamp milkweed, that feeds monarch butterflies. I like swamp things.

swamprose says:

thank you, blue eyes.

2nd Oct 2009, 04:21

MandyP says:

I've got some milkweed in my garlic garden covered with (what I assume are) monarch eggs. I need to photograph them so's you can tell me fer shore.

2nd Oct 2009, 04:21

swamprose says:

monarch eggs are kind of white and oval and the caterpillars are beautiful. it's too cold here for that. the monarch moms and dads are gathering down by the lake getting ready to go to Mexico. I want to go to Mexico. It was a stupid summer and I never got hot. not fair.

2nd Oct 2009, 04:35

MandyP says:

Hmm. Nope, they're covered in teensy little yellowy orangey egglike things. Kind of icky, if you must know.

I look forward to seeing that first one on my real computer. The texture & light look awesome on this lil screen.

2nd Oct 2009, 04:38

swamprose says:

I think you've got aphids. orange fat things that suck the life out of a plant.

seeing my photo on your real computer? what are you using now--a fake computer?

2nd Oct 2009, 04:40

Viv says:

that top one would make a stunning piece of jewellery

2nd Oct 2009, 09:33

MandyP says:

i was on the iphone. the texture on the top one is fantastico.

2nd Oct 2009, 15:52

MaggieD says:

Love the whole series, and I agree with Viv about that top one .....

2nd Oct 2009, 20:37

beth says:

I'll have to put these in my seed diary

3rd Oct 2009, 09:42

swamprose says:

glad you like it. thank you for the HL.

I have seeds floating all over my house because the pods exploded overnight.

3rd Oct 2009, 13:52

FilbertFox says:

these are so clever and pretty

4th Oct 2009, 14:36

Nancy H Moses-Franco(loverocn-at-gmail-dot-com) says:

My friend's and I grew up catching these throughout the neighborhood, first you catch one for a friend or lover and tell them to; While They Are Holding It Up To The Sun, Close Their Eyes, and 'MAKE A WISH' and if it's a good wish it will come true. But the spell breaks if they tell anyone what the wish is, but of course you are allowed to guess, and if you are a good guesser ya could help that wish come true if ya work really hard at it. I hope all of your wishes are coming true, I've been doing the best that I can.

Nancy (Org. Havertown PA now in South Philadelphia PA USA)

I would love to hear from you if ya happen to run accross this message, say Hi.

1st Jan 2010, 07:30

Diane(dmlcr8-at-hotmail-dot-com) says:

Wow love this place .. @ nancy, I was there too, Swamprose , i really dig milkweed, was just telling the boys about how cool they are and the butterflies, and everything that lives and grows is so true to my heart <3

21st Apr 2011, 05:00

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