Farther beyond sleek
The last photograph was a close view of a Clematis drummondii seed core, with each seed attached to a feathery strand. At the same July 18th session that produced that picture, I took this one of a more advanced stage in the plant’s development. Here you see that the seeds in the core have turned more brown than red, a sign that they’ve matured and partly dried out. Some of them have already fallen or been blown away; a few have come loose but are still present; seven or so are still attached to the core, though not for long.
As a tribute to imagination, I’ll add that Eve saw the arrangement of these strands as a stylized heart.
© 2012 Steven Schwartzman