And then I found this.
Perhaps, at first glance it is not such a remarkable thing. And indeed they are common as muck around these parts. But they exhibit a delicate variation, and certainly, at this time of year, as they shed their snowy whiteness a whole panoply of colours and tones have begun to develop.
I must admit I am a little shocked to see so many things coming into seed. I was under the impression that perhaps summer was spreading out in front of us in a never ending unfurling carpet. Not so. The time has unspooled quickly and is lying in a bit of a mess all over the place!
I took some time to photograph this seed head from a few different angles. From here and there it begins to resemble a very delicate tensegrity structure - like the ones Gaudi used to make as he pondered the whys and where-fours of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
|Antoni Gaudi and his upside down structural model|
|Summer Seeds, July 2013, Cari-Jane Hakes|
Elsewhere - many things are taking shape on the workbench. More on that tomorrow mes amis.