Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Amazing Milkweed....Asclepias Syriaca!








This past weekend at the cottage was pretty cloudy and windy most of the time...

But...

The Native Milkweed was in its Fall glory...

Most of them popped up on the beach this year...

I never know where I will see them sprouting in the Spring...

The Simmer flower is glorious...

And it a necessity for the Monarch Butterfly...

The flower..to me...resembles a Lilac... 

Here is a photo from this past summer...Beautiful!!






Future Milkweed...so dainty and fluffy!






Sooooo...

There you have the Native Milkweed...

Lovely to look at...

Lovely to photograph...

I have just begun the beach walk...

Tune in tomorrow...

Same time...

Same channel...













Hope you are all having a great day...

Started out sunny...but has become increasingly dark and blustery...20*c!!

Wonder what the evening has in store weather-wise...

Never a dull moment, eh??

Gonna have my fabulous soup...crusty toasted bread and spinach salad...

Will show you the soup...don't worry...and it was as easy as pie...

Hmmmmm...pie sounds delish? eh Martha? hahaha!

                      Enjoy your evening...

                             Cheers!
                                     linda :o)

34 comments:

  1. You got some beautiful photos of the milkweed, Linda. They are so pretty when they go to seed and I can honestly say I've never noticed the summer blooms on them or perhaps didn't know what they were. They grow along the trail, which used to be the railway track, on the way to town. I will have to take note of the purple blooms in the summer. It hit 10 here and the sun came out again mid afternoon. Tomorrow - rain and 14. Spring. Haha.

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    1. Yes...check them out...they are quite pretty...
      We hit 20 today...but a dark muggy drippy windy day.....blech!

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  2. beautiful shots of the Lady birds and Milk weed!!!!

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    1. Thanks Laurie....there were tons of ladybugs last weekend...
      One bit me!

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  3. isn't nature wonderful?
    i love all the little creatures on them too... the ants and the lady bug... something for everyone in every season...
    the beautiful humble milkweed.
    xo

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    1. Sure is Tammy....
      I am a big fan of Nature...

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  4. Lovely photos of milkweed . I see you also have lady bugs still . I want to grow milkweed next year in a wild flower garden for the Monarchs . Oh supper sounds YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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    1. Yes...lots of ladybugs out there!
      Even inside the cottage!
      I'll send you some seeds!

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  5. Wow..the colours,the textures. All gorgeous. I haven't seen any milkweed this year and I know there was none at our lot because I did look for it. Looking forward to the soup recipe.

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  6. hardly any of my milkweed bloomed this year :( I love the aroma that comes with them ... great photos of the fluffy stuff

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    1. I know....I usually have TONS....
      This year kind of wimpy blooms....and like a milky fungus on them....
      There is always next year....

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  7. They are so fun, aren't they? Like little parachutes!

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    1. Yes....fluffy floating parachutes!

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  8. I don't know that I've ever seen milkweed up close like this before....it's a little creepy looking but the white fluffy part is beautiful.

    So, it's chilly there. Now that we're in Georgia I guess there is no winter. I hope it gets cool enough though for fires and sweaters and soup days!

    p.s. I love your header!

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    1. Hi Sarah.....long time no see!
      They are actually much prettier all summer...
      They will stand like that all winter....
      ps.....thanks about the header♥️

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  9. Milkweed is on of those plants that I HAVE to stop and look at...they are beautiful whatever life stage they are at.
    Jane x

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    1. Absolutely!
      And...they are a staple for many insects!

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  10. No wonder that I didn't see you this morning, Ms. Linda. Milkweeds, soup and moccasins have been keeping you busy. Love your photos, as always. I had a really long tiring day working for our local municipal election yesterday....whew. Have a good week and take care...

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    1. Hi Hester...
      Yes...I intended to come.....long story....must get my act in gear!

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  11. Great milkweed pix! Time to harvest some seeds and spread them around for next year!

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    1. Thanks Furry.....
      The wind usually takes care of that!

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  12. Funny lady!!! We have a milkweed here, and it is an awful thing! They climb up the trees and get all tangled in them. It is a nuisance, and we try to pull them as soon as we see them sprout. If we don't, they are a bear to get out of our trees!
    Cold and windy sounds lovely to me. Still in shorts here!
    xo Kris

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    1. Really?
      Must be different....ours don't climb......weird!

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  13. I love milkweed - great photos! You really captured the whimsy. And I love the mocs,

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  14. Fascinating is that milkweed . . . . so delicate . . .
    Reporting in late . . . I've been to London to see The Queen . . . lol

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    1. Hi Eddie.....
      Better late than never,eh?
      Welcome home....
      How was The Queen?

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  15. It really is an amazing and incredible plant isn't it. I had never heard of or seen milkweed before seeing it on your blog, but I am glad that I have seen it now! xx

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    1. Yes...and a native plant.....feeds tons of butterflies etc...I just love the way they change from season to season....

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  16. I love milkweed - a bit like a frothy dandelion showing off a beautiful skirt. Love the mocs too. I got two pair of beautiful native mukluks for the winter. Can't wait to wear them!

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    1. Excellent description.....you a writer? Hahaha!
      Love mukluks....I remember wearing them in high school....geesh...long time ago!

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