Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Maple Wing (117/365)

2010 04 27 IMG_6303W 
“To see things in the seed, that is genius.”

Lao Tzu (Chinese taoist Philosopher, founder of Taoism, wrote "Tao Te Ching" (also "The Book of the Way"). 600 BC-531 BC)

TIME:  6:52 PM
PLACE:  Front porch
SUBJECT:  Maple helicopter seed

The maple tree has been shedding its seeds and the helicopters have been twirling and floating through the air.  I was examining one close up and thought that the veins in the wing predict the trees that the seed will eventually become.


Oz Girl said...

WOW. What incredible detail. Isn't it funny what we miss when we no longer have to sweep it up? LOL I had TONS of these every spring... they would carpet my patio! We don't have any here in Kansas, at least where we live. So in a distorted kind of way, I guess I miss my helicopters!

This is such a fantastic photo. :-)

Hope you've been well... it seems life is so crazy busy anymore, and I sure do miss visiting everyone's blogs like I used to! :-(

Mari said...

What a great macro shot!
Our helicopters aren't floating yet.

Monica said...

Ours have succumbed to wind and have fallen while still green. I hope they still bring life!