Fall Seeds and Pods

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Today I am sharing some photos of the seeds and pods that I saw on our trip to Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. Seeds provide food for birds and hold the potential for reproduction after the long winter chill.  Thousands of seeds are produced each summer and either fall to the ground or are eaten. When I realize that ongoing life is held in those tiny pieces of matter it amazes me.

Seeds and Pods

Amazing seeds bursting forth

Treasures of reincarnation

Sustenance for snow-covered birds

Light as air floating in the wind

Round as bearings red as a rose

Pods ugly as mud fungi mushy as jell

Homes for aphid farmers

Perches for butterflies

Hanging around lying in wait for Spring

Resurrecting in the warm sunshine

To do it all over again

 

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