|Thankful to be passing by, and spotted this little art piece by the sidewalk in someone’s garden|
Think of this as an Almost-Wordless* Wednesday-on-Saturday. Love the use of milkweed seed here.
Gratitude to the internet and search engines for satisfying my curiosity: The fluffy, parachute-like structure at the top of the milkweed seed, or achene, is called a pappus. A good word for Scrabble.
And thanks again to the web for finding this article from Forager’s Harvest, talking at length about milkweed. The immature silk can be a good substitute for cheese – as well as fine art. Who knew?
(*Confession: I am almost-never almost-wordless. As you can see. Happy Saturday.)