Lovely page - and very informative for me ! As some of you may know I as given a box of feathers, leaves and things like that. IN it were some unusual loooking objects and now I know what they are. Your drawings are accurate enough for me to be able to identify them
I thought these type of trees were "universal" -- Australia is so unique! As a child, we used to throw these maple seeds (the large ones) in the air and see how they fall, like tiny whirlybirds / helicopters.
There is something so beautiful about seeds stripped down and placed apart. Think of how many of these there are in the world. A thought that silences me, actually. ... Didn't mean this comment to be so heavy: bottom line, I love this. :) Glad I stumbled over here today.
LOL -- I'm glad you stumbled over here also! Just think how hard nature tries to repopulate the trees that help us breathe clean air . . . only to be stopped by our pavements and mowers. I love sketching tree leaves and seeds.
You do things like this SO well, Miss Vicky--I love your attention to detail. And so glad you were safe, with all those sightings!
As our daughter reminds us, tornadoes simply don't like our toxic air! Like the Andover tornado 21 years ago, one huge wedge tornado was headed straight for El Dorado --- then jumped north and east to the lake, skipping us entirely. Guess the refinery is good for something after all . . .
Eeek. I worry about you, every once in a while!
Lovely Vicky! I like seeds a lot too. Have you all read The Botany of Desire? It's pretty fascinating how plants will evolve to make sure their little seeds get spread around. Vicky, your seeds are probably in the next county and the ones in your yard now are from the county in the opposite direction!
I sort of figured that these seeds might not be the same ones that fell a few weeks ago . . . but I have never seen any other local tree with such tiny pink seeds as our own maple.I love how certain trees allow squirrels to be their planters --- we often have young trees pop up wherever a squirrel buried a nut and forgot about it. When we pull these up, the nut is still attached --- kinda cool!
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