Sunday, July 20, 2008

Milkweed Dreams

I've mentioned before my lifelong fascination with milkweeds, and how I find the fleshy flowers incongruous and disturbing. At a distance or up close, they seem alien, dream-like. How does something that looks like this turn into a pod of silky parachuting milkweed ladies?


Sherry said...

Ah but the monarchs love 'em. Not that we see many monarchs around here. We get a lot of viceroys in late summer.

That's a lovely photo.

Larry said...

They remind me of denizens of a coral reef. I don't find them disturbing, but they are definitely incongruous!