Feb
21

DRIFTERS

A bit of white fluff drifts by. It's seed, a tiny one, turned upright, with dozens of silky

DRIFTERS

A bit of white fluff drifts by. It’s a seed, a tiny one, turned upright, with dozens of silky threads half an inch long radiating, umbrella-like, from the upturned end. The threads spread and curl to float on an imperceptible current of air, and even a slight movement of my hand, trying to capture it, causes it to lift and drift and elude capture. Watch for these bits of fluff on country roads, set aloft in the currents of passing traffic. One can imagine a seed like this floating around the globe... unless brought down by a single drop of rain, or an ascending hillside, or captured in a spider web.  I've pulled hundreds, or thousands, or maybe tens of thousands of the plants that produce these seeds, and can attest that they are extremely shallow-rooted and smell very green. What other colors have their own smell?~K

 

 

 

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