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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bigleaf Maple Seeds

Before taking up photography I used to associate maples with autumn because of the vibrant shades of red, orange and brown their leaves display at that time of year. However, now I look at things a little more closely and find maples pretty spectacular at any time of year. Above are some maple seeds with their wonderfully evolved "wings" that will carry them a good distance away from their parent tree. Earlier this spring I published some photos of the maple flowers.

1 comment:

JoJo said...

When I was a kid, we'd peel back the thick part carefully and then stick them to the bridge of our noses. lol And then later on we'd toss them in the air and call them helicopters.