I mentioned in yesterday's post that we stopped by the road side to pick some milkweed pods. They are simply beautiful. My husband who farms does not share my opinion though! He helped me pick some none the less. :)
What's more perfect to display them in than a big gallon glass jar? If you've ever opened a milk weed pod you know why. The seeds scatter worse than dandelions.
I put some empty pods that were still on the stems in other places in the house. They just have a great shape.
I took these two photos two years ago at an abandoned farm.
It's unfortunate that something so very pretty is such an annoyance to farmers. Monarch butterflies and other bugs depend on the miilkweed, but there aren't that many around any more because of advancements in weed control. I had some growing in my garden, but didn't water where they were, and they didn't make it.
If anyone wants some seeds to grow your own butterfly food or to capture some beauty in a jar.....I'll send you some seeds. Just email me with your address.