01.07.2020 Milkweed Fluff…Winter Style

This the second time I’ve found an image in this roadside ditch. The first being this. They can be anywhere.

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I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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39 Responses to 01.07.2020 Milkweed Fluff…Winter Style

  1. Dina says:

    Well spotted! Beautiful close-op, looks good in portrait format. I do envy you the snow. πŸ™‚

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  2. For all the milkweed pods we have in central Texas, I’ve yet to see one with ice or snow on it. It’s good to see you taking advantage of your winter opportunities.

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  3. Makes a lovely little shrine.

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  4. Lemony says:

    This really makes me smile. You have captured the cozy side of snow. πŸ™‚

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  5. Nice closeup and detail! Very cool!

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  6. Looks like something from another planet.

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    Winter style, indeed! πŸ™‚ Snow does give an entirely different look to the world. We just had our first real snow of the season, nice big flakes really coming down fast. But it didn’t leave much and will be gone tomorrow. That’s the beauty of photographs, they stick around to jog our memories long after the snow has melted.

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    These light dustings of snow we’ve been having are nice for photo ops and freshening the landscape. Tomorrow’s weather sounds challenging however with rising and plunging temps, wind, snow and rain. Crazy!

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    • Crazy days this winter is right. 50’s again by the weekend. A few years ago, Facebook reminded me, I was shooting ice at -7Β°F. Who knows if we’ll see that this winter. So far I am guessing no.I wonder if there is any long er something called a typical winter?

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      • Eliza Waters says:

        IKR? Maybe that cool spell in early Dec. when we had 3 above was our ‘winter.’ These days, it seems ANYTHING can (and often does) happen weather-wise. Bitter cold tonight, warm tomorrow.

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  9. Ann Mackay says:

    Beautiful detail and I like the diagonal of the stem – nice composition!

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  10. shoreacres says:

    It is interesting to see the fluff in the form of snow, while the milkweed fluff looks a little damp and bedraggled. Even the pod on the right seems to be astonished at the sight — look at those big eyes, and that ‘O’ of a mouth!

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    • The actual milkweed fluff wouldn’t have made me want to take the image, I don’t think. Bedraggled is exactly how I would describe it but combined with the snow crystals it is a nice comparison. I hadn’t noticed a face but now it will always be there. A little extra texture, if you will.

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  11. Very nice, Steve, and the surprised face peeking out on the lower right is a nice bonus!

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  12. melissabluefineart says:

    I really like the composition of this. It makes me want to be still and just look.

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  13. bluebrightly says:

    Ditches, fields, vacant lots – all great places to hunt. This is totally novel looking at a milkweed pod full of snow and ice. I like it! πŸ™‚

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    • I had been thinking about finding this for a while and then we had a fluffy snow and the wetland I visited was filled with them. Tough decision who was the prettiest but I think I chose a good one. There’s stuff happening everywhere and while some things may not be that appealing everything has appeal. πŸ™‚

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Some things may not be that appealing everything has appeal….I’ll have to chew on that. πŸ™‚
        Were you thinking about finding a pod with snow because you’ve seen that before, or did you just think that would be a cool thing to see? In all the decades that I lived around them, I can’t remember seeing one packed with snow. We have a foot of snow here! Actually less now that the temp went up to 40 and it rained a bit. With the road edges getting a little slushy and the snow turning a bit dirty, I was reminded today of March in upstate NY. With global warming, maybe late Feb. But you know what I mean. It was fun to have snow for a change.

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      • Yes and no to my expectations. I did expect to find snow on the pods but hadn’t gone beyond how it would be seen. It was a treat when I walked around to the other side and saw the interior.
        As things have been unusual around here this winter I worry about what the season will be like in the future. I have that in the back of my mind as I acquire images thinking that it will be harder in coming years to experience the same phenomena. 😦

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      • Oh…glad that you’ve had some snow. I guess it’s more special when it is out of the ordinary. πŸ™‚

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      • bluebrightly says:

        It is more special than it used to be, and far less of a hassle than it was in NYC. πŸ™‚
        It’s too bad that we are beset by worries about the environment but I suppose with things the way they are, it would be wrong to be blind to it.

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      • I agree. I hate the news but it’s counterproductive to keep one’s head in the sand.

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