Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wet Water Avens

If you’re British, you somehow have to find a way to enjoy the subtle pleasures of wet summer days.........like these ripening seeds of water avens, perhaps, appropriately bejewelled with water droplets.

6 comments:

  1. This picture is delightful, Phil. I enjoyed finding and photographing Water Avens at Kirkwhelpington earlier this spring, but had no idea that they turned into seed heads like this. I must look out for them when I am out and about.

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  2. Hi Emma,this seed head is about half way through the ripening process. When it's ripe the ends of the individual fruits form a hook that catches in fur, feather and clothes.

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  3. Those water droplets are like little diamonds hanging on the ends. Beautiful.

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  4. It makes a lovely artistic picture, Keith.

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  5. Sorry Phil - called you Keith - senior moment!

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  6. Thanks Keith and John, it was one of those mornings when there had been persistent fine rain overnight without a breath of wind, so water droplets clung to everything...

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