Sunday, 9 August 2015

Time goes by

The geometric thistles I photographed in July are now demonstrating their final amazing piece of evolutionary adaptation, thistledown. Thousands of seeds waiting to be carried across the fields to start the process again. Each seed has the equivalent of a feather or parachute attached to it. Before they take flight they look like bundles of very soft fur.


I still don't want them in my garden though.

1 comment:

  1. Quality picture Paff! And odd that we should both include time in our latest blog posts...