Fall filaments upon the firmament

Milkweed seed time

Rumor was we’d have spotty rains today, but it was well into the afternoon before it precipitated.

With the compressed seasons of the northlands (nearby is, as I understand it, the southernmost lobe of sub-tundra in North America), October is seed-time. Some plants went to seed much earlier in the year, but the later species are working the season-end to their utmost.

Milkweeds are plenty of fun this time of the year, but they’re on my not-here-not-now list at the moment as they have overtaken much of the orchard and part of the field. Not good.

And I don’t know how to turn the tide—in a green or greenish way….

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