Monday, 8 November 2010

Macro Monday


More of those fluffy Aster seed heads, they don’t look quite so soft anymore, high winds have seen some seeds disperse and perhaps even some birds eating them – I’ve no idea if the birds will, mind you!

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23 comments:

Cheryl said...

Hi Liz, I love seedheads, sometimes more than the actual blooms. Your photographic skills show them to their very best.....as always, you inspire me.


It is blowing a gale here and we have torrential rain. The drive is now a lake.....well pond , I am prone to be a drama queen (or so my son tells me). It is actually raining ice (that is true) and really cold (4C).
Just going out in the elements to get some logs from the store. I shall be lighting a fire tonight for sure....

Have a good week.

ShySongbird said...

Great photos Liz, they really convey the fluffiness.

I thought I had commented on your last post, I definitely looked at it, I think I probably got called away from the computer before I was able to comment :( Just wanted to say though that I thought the Viola and Cyclamen photos were really beautiful! Any sign of those Waxwings yet? None here so far but then there is nothing much in my garden to attract them :(

You mentioned on my blog about not being told by your blog thingy when I have posted. Did you mean the thing on the dashboard? If so I noticed a few weeks ago that you had disappeared from my followers (I definitely didn't remove you, I thought perhaps you had abandoned me! :)), that would explain why you don't see my updates though!

Coneflower Ranch said...

Such beauty at their finish! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Cheryl said...

HI Liz, just saw your comment on my post. I will be posting a birthday gift tomorrow. I bought it several months ago. I remembered your birthday was November but not the exact date.
I hope you will like it......

Liz said...
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Liz said...

Hi Cheryl,

I know what you mean about the seedheads, this can be especially true of some Clematis which have wonderful fluffy seeds, which are perhaps more appealing than their flowers!

It's raining heavily here too, thankfully I don't think it's sleet/snow/ice though. But snow is forecase over the Peaks, so we may get some here too...

I have a nice thick jumper on at the moment, so no need for the heating, but I'm sure I'll give in at some point.

Btw, thank you very much for the present! My birthday is next Monday, so you need not rush to get it posted.

Liz said...

Hi Jan,

I'm glad you liked the Cyclamen/viola shots, there will be more to come next week as both are still flowering and adding some much needed colour!

No sign of Waxwings no, I'm not even sure if any have been sighted in Sheffield, but I do believe some have been seen in Chesterfield which isn't far.

Regarding your blog, indeed my dashboard just doesn't seem to tell me you've posted. I've added you again and hope it works from now on. I haven't deleted you - I haven't deleted anyone off my list before - Some of the people I follow haven't posted in months/a year! I really ought to clean my list up though :)

Liz said...

Hi Coneflower Ranch,

Thank you very much for visiting my blog too, I'm glad you liked the photos!

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Lovely pictures of your Aster seedheads Liz. We have a fair few native Asters that have gone to seed this year in our orchard, now that the deer can't mow them down before they bloom. I actually gathered a few seeds over a few mornings, hoping I can spread them around the garden a bit. I hope they sprout!

Cyndy said...

Liz, those are really nice shots of sweet seedheads - I love their wispy forms!

Kala said...

Lovely captures of these delicate & soft seed heads. Thanks for sharing.

ShySongbird said...

Thank you Liz, I see you are on my followers again :) hopefully you should see new posts in future, blogger can be so temperamental! We have had rain all day here, cold too :( I have already given in with the heating, I expect that is it until the Spring now...roll on Spring... :)

Many happy returns for Monday, have a lovely day!

Liz said...

Hi CV,

Do Asters have a good success rate for self seeding? I’m not sure I want these ones all over the garden as they are rather tall – come up to my shoulders and I’m average height! But they might be useful elsewhere and I could probably offer some to my neighbour to replace the ones her son gave to me.

Liz said...

Hi Cyndy,

Thank you very much, I’m glad you enjoyed the photos :)

Liz said...

Hi Kala,

Thanks, now I just need to decide whether to chop them down for winter or leave them… Normally I would leave them but I’m unsure whether they will just look a massive eyesore.

Liz said...

Hi Jan,

Monday was horrible here too, I think it’s pretty much the same across the country for the next few days or so to be honest. But yes I have to agree, it’s likely to remain this cool for a good while now, we might perhaps see the odd day in November reach 12 or 13 degrees, but they will be few and far between.

Thank you for the birthday wishes, it’s much appreciated :)
It's still early yet to be able to predict the weather, all I ask for is sunshine... See, I'm easily pleased!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Liz. Your images of the fall fluffy seed heads are so pretty. Beautiful job on capturing them.

Carol said...

Lovely clouds of seeds Liz! Your show us tiny details of single seeds within the thick cloud too. Beautiful!! ;>)

leavesnbloom said...

Those are pretty Liz - I don't even think my asters will get to the seedhead stage as the frost has got to them early this year.

debsgarden said...

You have perfectly captured the beauty of seedheads! As always, your photos are inspiring and make me crave a new camera!

Anna said...

Gloriously fluffy Liz. I have not looked at my asters recently but judging by the winds that we have tonight there will be little in the way of seedheads left :)

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Liz, Your pictures make me want to touch those soft, fluffy seedheads.

I am in England right now. The weather has been dreadful so I haven't done anything in my Mum's garden ...

... but it's good to be home.

Love, Pam x

Meredith said...

Liz, I love your way with a lens. Second from the last is so wonderfully warm and perfectly captures this season for me.

We had a day a couple of weeks back when the air was full of fluff from the seedheads releasing, most of it buff-colored and white. It looked like the fairies were having a celebration and ordered the roadside free-plants to release their confetti for it. :)