Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Seed pods

The tiny volumes and spaces that each of these plants creates to protect and distribute their seeds always catches my eye.  The scale is similar to that at which I work and so I'm always after clues on how these miniscule receptacles are constructed.

Pods 1-5, September 2012, Cari-Jane Hakes
Pod 1 - Passion flower, September 2012, Cari-Jane Hakes
Pod 3 - Snap Dragon, September 2012, Cari-Jane Hakes
Pod 4 - Hollyhocks, September 2012, Cari-Jane Hakes

Zooming in and looking closely at the hollyhock seeds - I had no idea they had so many markings.  A tiny little crimped edge and a furry, downy middle.  A million tiny revelations scattered to the wind and into the dust.

Elsewhere in the blog-o-universe other authors are writing and photographing on a similar theme.  Caroline over on Trend Daily has been capturing images of the faded beauty she finds residing in the vases around her home.  And, Design Skool has just posted a rather amazing post on dandelions.  Go forth, click and explore mes amis!  But don't forget to look, look and look again whilst you are out and about - you never know what you might discover.

3 comments:

  1. the things you discover upon closer inspection are truly quite amazing. i'd probably have never noticed those crimped little edges either. so sweet.

    quite taken with the dandelion post. i decorate my packages with handdrawn dandlions before send them in the post. simple, yet it makes it so much more personal.

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  2. Only one word for these shots Cari-Jane: scrumptious! They are all absolutely gorgeous. And you mentioned me-how incredibly sweet-thank you:-)) I have some more seed shots coming up too-you really can't go wrong can u! And as for the fabulous letter-press letters- I made a fabulous discovery last week so stay tuned! X

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  3. Ps-which lens did you use for these Cari-Jane?!x

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