LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A FAVORITE THING

I love milkweed pods.
I enjoy these items from nature every fall. I love them when they are opened up like this. The seeds with the white silk is sooo beautiful. I do not think you can find a white whiter than this....
I enjoy them when they are not open, I enjoy them when they are partly open.
I really enjoy the pods when they are empty as well.
These wonders of nature are a great decorating item.
Put them in a container with water all by themselves. Put them in a floral arrangement.
I have been known to put these dried pods in my holiday tree as well.
What are some ideas you may have?
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

3 comments:

artistamyjo said...

As kids we used to take batting,tie a bunch at teh top for a head with ribbon and glue on the seed pods for wings. They were really cute.
Hugs

Vicki said...

Can you believe I have never seen these before? They are so intriguing.

Cathy said...

I picked some of these to plant in my yard next Spring. I read that caterpillars love them and I love butterflies! I will have to make sure to grow a lot of them, so I can use them to decorate next fall!