Gone to Seed

This year I’ve done a terrible job with my flower beds. Few flowers got deadheaded and the weeds and grass are running rampant. The only places that got a little attention this year were the veggie gardens.

Now, as the days grow shorter and the flowers spent, I’ve discovered the upside to my inattention: the beauty of the seeds.

The peonies were the first to charm me, and I began to notice the beauty of seeds in other places.

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A peony flower gone to seed.

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A peony after the seed harvest.

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A peony that has all but fully opened to release its seeds.

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A nameless wild flower (weed) gone to seed.

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Yellow lily seed pods open like little cups full of seeds.

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The last remaining lupine seed pod reminiscent of rabbit ears.

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An unknown seed pod.

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Goldenrod past its prime.

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