Enough of Mickey, Already!
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Sometimes you’re lucky enough to “get the picture” in the field; sometimes you might have to bring the subject to the studio and work at setting up a shot.
This fall there was a stretch of time when the milkweed pods began to open and the weather favored the transport of their seeds on dry, silky bits of plant-fluff. Rain would end Wind’s opportunity, and so time to photograph these ephemeral fliers was also passing. I carefully gathered up a vase-full of stalks and seed pods - several already open and beginning to spew their contents - and brought it into the house. My plan was to keep them dry and then take them back outside for photographs when I had the time.
Yesterday I glanced at my “bouquet” on the window sill near my desk. The pods are empty! No, the seeds aren’t littering my floor... they were all eaten by the mice.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Posted by Judy on Thursday, October 26, 2006