Thursday, April 19, 2012

Elegant husks - Wild iris seed pods in Fairbanks, Alaska

Its spring-time, when most gardeners' minds (at least in Alaska) are on getting the planting beds ready, buying seeds, and looking forward to this year's flower blossoms. My mind, however, still dwells on what remains of last year's flowers--the stalks and seed pods of flowers such as iris and larkspur. I find the seed pods very beautiful all by themselves. These are photos of the wild Alaska iris (Iris setosa) in my yard. The pods are still full of seeds, waiting to be distributed by the wind or passing animals.

1 comment:

  1. In grade school one of my art projects was to bring seed pods to class, spray them with a sealer, and arrange in a vase artistically. I thought of the lesson when I saw your post.