Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Busy Tuesday

does anyone know what this plant is???


this is what it looks like when it starts going to seed...

here's another shot...

see the seeds ready to blow around....

well it was a busy Tuesday...
I think I'm three days behind...
hopefully I will get caught up by the end of the week...
how's your Tuesday been???
Do you feel like you need another day off???
to recover from your day off???


9 comments:

texwisgirl said...

milkweed i believe.

Darla said...

It does look like milkweed.

Jeanie said...

I have seen it, but I don't know what it is called.
Yes, I am still playing catch-up from a long weekend.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

MILK-WEED PODS! Or so husband says.

He also says they were gathered, during WWII, to help in the making of life-preservers. [flotation devices]

Your "Little Known Fact 101" for today! :-)

~♥~

Flora said...

What ever it is..the photos are great!

pbrenner said...

Great pictures! It is antelope horn milkweed - wonderful for attracting monarch butterflies! I placed some scraps of old sheets around those on my property (between Wimberley and Blanco) to catch the seeds so I can plant them in even more places for next year. The flowers are unusual looking, here's a link to a photo of them http://carriewolf.net/blogimages/antelope-horns07.jpg ... I so enjoy your blog and photos, many thanks for sharing them with us!

Patty

Zoey said...

I guess by now you already know it's milkweed. They are such fun plants. As kids we used to love to pull off all the fluffy "stuff" and let it blow in the breeze.

Janie said...

I agree that it's probably milkweed. The seeds look pretty in your photo.
Yes, I'm behind, too. Seems to be a chronic state.

Judy said...

I second the motion - it is milkweed! You missed the stage where the pods are just opening, and the seeds lie like fish scales, till the fluff fluffs up and the float away...
The scent of the flowers is incredible, btw!