Macro Monday: Milkweed

The milkweed is much prized by the Monarch butterfly and I am familiar with how it looks in the summer. But this past week I found it in a different state while walking on the Oak Ridges Trail.This is how it looks after surviving the Canadian winter.

And here is the seed pod after it has opened. Delicate beauty!

I just had my Samsung phone with me, on the trail, to take these photos so this may not be a true “macro” shot but I thought they were worth including in Sunshine’s Macro Monday anyway.

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        1. anne leueen says:

          Thank you again. I appreciate it

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  1. TCast says:

    These are beautiful shots. Phones take wonderful photos nowadays.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you! My phone did a good job for these photos I think.

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  2. dprastka says:

    So BEAUTIFUL! I’ve never seen them open. Not sure if I’ve ever seen them actually. Great photos!! πŸ˜€

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I have never seen them at this stage. Thanks for commenting Diana.

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  3. Most certainly. Phones take great photos

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  4. Wow! Really delicate! I’ve never saw them!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It is the first time I’ve seen them. I guess the lockdown has me out on the trails much earlier in the year.

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  5. Lovely closeup/macro shots of milkweed and they work perfectly for this challenge. Thanks for sharing them here, Anne. 😊

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Irene and I apologize for leaving two comments. It’s a Monday morning brain for me.

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      1. No problem at all. I rather have a link show up twice than to lose one somewhere in the world of WordPress. 😊

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