Monday, 3 December 2012

SYCAMORE WINGS

Seeds from a sycamore tree fallen on decomposing wood.

Seeds from a sycamore tree which have fallen on decomposing wood.

8 comments:

G. W. Bill Miller said...

I like the textures in this. But I think this is some kind of maple seed. It is a great macro in any case.

Lucy said...

Thanks Bill. I confess I struggle to tell the difference between maple and sycamore. It's something I've raised (on my other blog, Loose and Leafy, too. http://tinyurl.com/cfbex8h If you can help me tell the difference, I'd be really grateful. I understand that if you pick a maple leaf, the sap has a milky appearance while the sap of a sycamore is clear. But this is not much help in autumn! - nor for the seeds which, by their nature, are flying around the place and not necessarily landing near their parent tree.

Andy said...

According to my dictionary a sycamore tree is a large Eurasian maple with winged fruits, native to central and southern Europe. The many thing here is that you took an excellent photo. Keep on clicking.

Paul B said...

I used to love sycamore wings when I was small boy. I saw some rather nice ones a few weeks back but its just not the same now.

easygardener said...

I like the different shades of brown - dying gracefully rather than the pile of mushy wet browns I have in my garden.

Toffeeapple said...

I agree with Andy. You have made me think though, I don't recall seeing a Sycamore here for quite some time, we mostly have Ash and their keys are so very messy.

NatureFootstep said...

I found you. :) A beautiful image with a bit of oldfashioned touch. :)

Johnny Nutcase said...

Ohhh I like it! And I love sycamores too :) There's a whole bunch of cool textures in this one!