Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Seed Pod from Outer Space

Sweetgum Tree Seed Pod
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us."
- Bill Watterson


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33 comments :

  1. It does look like it's from outer space!

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  2. between the seed pods the beginning of the buds themselves, it always amazes me at how beautiful plants become. Faythe @ GMT

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  3. Interesting shot. Definitely an alien look to it.

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  4. that's really unique... glad u found and took a shot of it :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka
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  5. It totally looks like it's from some other far off place.

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  6. Beautiful photo! I always enjoy your nature shots :)

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  7. :)

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  8. I find these (or something very similar) walking along my daughters street, I haven't quite put it together with the flowering stage.

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  9. Do you know what it is? Great picture.

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  10. The picture is great, and the quote is fantastic! Valerie

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  11. You have a great eye for color!

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  12. Looks like a spiked helmet...maybe the top of an otherworldly head.

    Great macro! I really like the sunlight and shadow on the seed pod.

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  13. Great photo! I added your hop button to my blog hop page! xo

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  14. Thank you for the comments, everyone! I'm glad you find it as interesting as I do.

    Gramma 2 Many - it's a seed pod from a Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) tree. There are dozens hanging from the branches at my mom's house. Most people call them monkey balls, after they dry up and fall to the ground.

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  15. Awesome picture ... definitely funky!
    Blessings.

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  16. Wow! That this is crazy looking! :]

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  17. What you don't know is... as you were taking this photo, "it" snapped a picture of you too!

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  18. Sweet gum trees, know them well! Great picture.

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  19. Very interesting seed pod! I love the details, light, and colors! Lovely!

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  20. Uh oh! Illegal aliens! Call the border guards!

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  21. Beautiful and scary at the same time!

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  22. Strange looking! Let us know what pops out, okay?

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  23. Beautiful picture! I love the colors :-)
    Inspires me to look beyond just flowers and insects

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  24. superb shot! lovely background colour to compliment!

    My Third Eye

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  25. Is that supposed to be edible? Scary! ;)

    Thanks for visiting my Not So Wordless Wednesday this week!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  26. I'm a huge c&h fan and that is one of my favorite quotes! Goes perfectly with your pic!

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