Travel theme: Seeds

I have a fascination with seed heads, they are often the most exquisite concoction of gossamer-like fluff in architectural framing. Yesterday I was compelled to take a shot of this cluster of salsify seed before dismantling it into a pile of seeds for next year.

salsify seed head, ailsa prideaux-mooney

So I went looking for other seed-themed photos I’ve taken on my travels and found some dramatic shapes at Battery Park in New York.

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Seed-bearers we can eat, at a farmer’s market in California

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…and more seed-bearing edibles, this time from a foraging expedition around Ireland‘s hedgerows

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More berries, inedible but spectacular, on the way to a bamboo forest in Westchester County.

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These chestnuts will never grow into trees because I ate them hot and roasted on a drizzly day in Rome.

Sowing the seeds of creativity, a little boy explores the world of colour at a Holi festival.

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❤ Ailsa

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. – Henry David Thoreau

We know we cannot plant seeds with closed fists. To sow, we must open our hands. – Adolfo Perez Esquivel

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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27 Responses to Travel theme: Seeds

  1. aj vosse says:

    I think you may just have sown a seed of inspiration… 😉

  2. I love seeds as well and really enjoyed your lovely shots.


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  4. Sue says:

    Lovely seed heads!

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  14. Leya says:

    Lovely shots – those spectacular, colourful berries are my favourites this time!

  15. Cee Neuner says:

    I enjoyed your challenge this week.

  16. Cee Neuner says:

    Here is my response from my Showcase of Photography blog.

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  20. Mmmmm … I love chestnuts. I used to eat them in the fall in New York.
    We never get them here in Florida. The close-up of berries makes them look luscious. I’ll bet they are. I love photographing seeds too. Hope you enjoy my selection.
    Isadora 😎

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  22. Seeds, a concentration of plant power. Beautiful photos, Ailsa! x
    Here’s mine:

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