Friday, 8 August 2008

Postcard :: seedhead



A hogweed seedhead, glimpsed while walking in the woods in the few moments of sunshine we had yesterday.

13 comments:

Pipany said...

Hi Diana. Pretty pic as always. Beuatiful seedheads in the hedgerows at the moment aren't there? Must go and look at the link you did yesterday - think they come and see you which terrifies me!!!!! Oh the cleaning up that would be required! xx

the flour loft said...

beautiful photo Diana.
we have just bought a wild flowers guide book to help with identification... my newest discovery is burdock... seen on our campsite. i always find the carrot/Umbelliferae family difficult to distinguish between, but armed with my new book hopefully it will become easier. x
p.s. the sun has just come out here!!!

Irene said...

Oh yes, hog weed is that big flower that causes dermatitis. We have it int he Netherlands too and are cautioned not to touch it. I actually think it is the sap in the stems that does the damage. Apparently they proliferate like crazy.

It's raining and thundering here.

Lindsay said...

Sunshine? What sunshine?

Meadowlark Days said...

Beautiful photo - you've managed to capture the dots of light that I'm always trying to catch but don't always succeed!

alice c said...

That would be perfect as a MOO card - I have just been agonising which images to use and the one I really want is yours! How silly is that!

silverpebble said...

Beautiful - I was looking at wild carrot seedheads today too. Hmm, there's a bit of a mushroomy aumtumnal smell outside though I've noticed. Pleeeaaase let this not be the end of summer. Just a few more sunny days!!

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello Diana..
Thank you for your recent visits..
It is always nice to hear from you and I am terribly behind in all my blog visits these days..
I love seed heads too and picked some of these last autumn which are still sitting in a jug ...shedding seeds but just as pretty as the flowers.
Michele x

Blossomcottage said...

Beautiful photograph, I love the look of Hogweed, I just wish other plants were as virgorus in their ablity to germinate!
Blossom

elizabethm said...

I love this photo and the dahlia one below as well, just beautiful. I came to your blog via jane - lots to see here!

Blossomcottage said...

Hi Pebbledash,
I have thre camera's (only because I photographs Weddings and I am parnoid that one will not work)
I have a 300D Canon a £350D Canon and I have just bought a Canon G9 which is fantastic as they all are but the G9 is so nice and small.
Blossom

this is my patch said...

This is a great photo! I love all the, what look like seeds, floating in the background. x

Exmoorjane said...

Oh, yes, Pipany did see the link! Good. Shall nag her.
Lovely lovely seedheads - a reminder to look at the wild beauty around us.