sea beans

sea beans (also known as ormosia and horse-eye beans)

found on the beach, north captiva island, gulf coast of florida

  • margie says:

    those looks like magic beans

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    • still says:

      Aren’t they interesting? This is my “collection” of two. I would love some more. Apparently they are seeds that float from the Caribbean to the beaches of Florida.

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  • Kathleen says:

    I was thinking chocolate. They look like something you might find in a bakery in Paris.

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    • still says:

      hazelnut/dark chocolate macaroon!

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  • Koosje says:

    …and I was thinking coffee beans, first instance:) your blog and collections are so wonderful. Beautiful photos. Every visit to your blog is a treat!

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  • jose says:

    I have seeds ormosia in my house, discovery today your name ( ormósia) i like germinacion?? what know do? please help-me…tanks

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  • jose says:

    I have seeds ormosia in my house, in brazil discovery today your name ( ormósia) i like germinacion?? what know do? please help-me…tanks

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four beaches

mediterranean (france),  lake superior (minnesota), gulf of mexico (florida), gulf of mexico (florida)

  • margie says:

    really love this image

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    • still says:

      Thanks Margie. I love it too. And there are such happy memories associates with each of those beaches.

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neck ruff feather

neck ruff feather from a ruffed grouse

hovland, minnesota

  • margie says:

    love the line of subtle blue

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    • still says:

      Me too. And I never knew it was there until I photographed it. This project has been fun that way.
      Mary Jo

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  • Kathleen says:

    I love how you can see the barbs so clearly (just looked that word in order to be able to describe them correctly). Very delicate.

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    • still says:

      Ha! I looked up the parts of a feather too, for the very same reason! Now I know several new words like rachis and calamus.

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heart rocks

grand marais, minnesota

  • Marcie says:

    Exquisite perfection!

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  • Koosje says:

    I absolutely agree with Marcie above.

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  • Chris Li says:

    Really perfect eye sight,love it.

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staghorn sumac in february

gathered roadside

saint paul, minnesota

  • margie says:

    if you ever want to get into natural dyeing the sumac is a wonderful source of natural tannin

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    • still says:

      Interesting. I have used natural dyes to pigment papers for my collage work. So far I mostly have played with coffee, teas, and vegetables like beets. I’ll try sumac!
      Mary Jo

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  • Kathleen says:

    I love how you arranged the branches, also the feathers in the previous post.

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