Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tiny Monsters

It's the little things in the garden sometimes that excite me.  Little things, like the seed pods from Baby Blue Eyes, or Nemophila menziesii Hungry Hungry Hippoeing their seeds off into the world.  It's hard to tell if they're spitting something out or getting ready to take a big bite.  Flashy Spring flowers abound (and I do have plans to highlight my favorites here), but today it's the humble, brown seed pod that captures my fancy.


  1. Our looked great this spring. I'm just hoping the voles left enough of them to set seed!

  2. So funny! The Cal Poppies remind me of little cannons ready to shoot the many little seedy cannon balls into my garden - a joy for birds and the gardener.

  3. Christine...I so enjoy your design ideas, things in the garden and nature.
    Taylor's mom...Denise

  4. How cute - I've been watching the different seed pods - so prolific at this time of year. I love the ones that spring open and scatter the seeds - like my sweetpeas - you can actually hear them pop open!

  5. To see a world in a grain of sand,
    And a heaven in a wild flower,
    Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
    And eternity in an hour.
    William Blake - Auguries of Innocence

    (The rest of the poem is a bit weird though. I think he'd have done better to stop right there!)