I think I have a problem. No, that’s not right. I DO have a problem. I’m unable to walk past milkweed seeds this time of year without stopping to photograph them.
To be fair, recent freezes have eliminated most flowers and insects from the prairies around here, so photo subjects are a lot more limited than they were a few weeks ago. What am I supposed to do? Stop walking through prairies with my camera? Ha ha! No, of course not. I’m still out there looking for beauty and diversity. And I’m easily distracted by the airy filamentous pappus of a milkweed seed gently waving in the breeze.
As a result, my walk through Lincoln Creek Prairie last weekend resulted in a raft of milkweed seed photos – both butterfly milkweed and common milkweed, I’m sharing a subset of those here.
I’m very sorry.