Sunday, October 01, 2023

In the Beginning

If you are not a gardener or new to gardening you can be forgiven if you do not know the potential of seeds or the power of a single seed. Gardeners harvest their seeds and take care of them because they know that the future health of a plant and the harvest of that plant lie in how well we nurture those seeds.   Food for the next year or beauty for next year's table.  This is the time of the year when my house is full of small jars or envelopes of seeds.  Mostly flower seeds, but hubby sometimes saves pepper and tomato seeds.

Since I am a photographer I cannot pass up the chance to capture their beauty digitally.  Their shapes while different are a beautiful symmetry.  They are like ornaments to be dried and hung around the house or sewn to some fairy gown.


  1. Anonymous11:59 AM

    Wonderful photos!! I miss gardening, but I cannot do it any more.

  2. Seeds are beautiful.
    I remember paper towels full of drying tomato seeds on my mother's countertops.

  3. You have a great eye for natural beauty.

  4. Beautiful! and I don't recognize any of them.

    1. Anonymous3:06 PM

      One and two are Chinese lanterns, four is sweet gum tree seeds, not sure what three is. The last is those ancient looking pods to the false indigo plant -Baptisia.

  5. wonderful photos as usual. we had a sweet gum tree at our house in the city and daren't walk barefoot around it. I hve bags of zinnia seeds and cosmos, far more than I need so next spring I'll share them out.

  6. I takes patience to do this part of gardening. You also have to know what you're doing.

  7. Beautiful. I am hopeless with gardening, unfortunately.

  8. It happens -- blogs going to seed as it were.


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