Monochrome Mondays – “Spent”
“Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas. Defeat may prove to have been the only path to resurrection, despite its ugliness. I take it for granted that to create a tree I condemn a seed to rot. If the first act of resistance comes too late it is doomed to defeat. But it is, nevertheless, the awakening of resistance. Life may grow from it as from a seed.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Today’s Monochrome Mondays submission is a simple image of a mid-February Queen Anne’s Lace seed head, only a few of its bounty of seeds remaining. It is spent.
This particular specimen is the only one I could find that still had any seeds remaining. Between wind, snow, and rain, all it’s companions had shed their seeds, most damaged and rotted. Yet, this one still had some form to it as well as a few seeds.
For those unfamiliar with this plant, I shared an image in the fall which shows a fully filled seed head, ready to open up.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/250 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200