Cow Parsley Seed Head by fishers

Cow Parsley Seed Head

It was the pattern of seeds that caught my eye with this shot, and a chance to get a shot of a cow parsley seed head before it had fully developed.

Cow parsley is a hollow-stemmed, tall plant that grows rapidly in the summer before dying back. It likes shady habitats in particular, and can be found decorating woodland edges, roadside verges and hedgerows with masses of frothy, white flowers. These flower umbels (umbrella-like clusters) appear from May until June. Cow parsley then produces large amounts of seed which eventually dry out and are then easily spread by wind or water.

Taken on my walk yesterday with Katharine onto Clifton Ings, York. Thank you to all those of you who sent congratulations and encouragement to Katharine yesterday, she has progressed a long way since her last hospital admission and really enjoys her daily walk. More importantly she feels she is walking well within her capabilities, so longer walks should soon be possible.

Ian
This is really great, I've never looked closely at the seed heads before. They are amazingly beautiful.
I'm so pleased that Katharine is getting some normality back, a bit of daily fresh air is as good as medicine in my book.
July 1st, 2020  
Super macro and capture
July 1st, 2020  
Love it -
July 1st, 2020  
Great details, a lovely shot
July 1st, 2020  
great detail!
July 1st, 2020  
Fascinating shot. At first glance, I thought they were lots of little bugs!
July 1st, 2020  
A fascinating shot. The arrangement of seeds appears to be random - so unlike sunflower seeds, for instance.
July 1st, 2020  
Great close up and details. Fav.
July 1st, 2020  
As Casablanca said, I thought they were little bugs at first too.
July 1st, 2020  
Interesting, I thought they were bugs too.
July 2nd, 2020  
Good for Katharine...Great close up
July 2nd, 2020  
THanks for sharing. Speedy recovery.
July 2nd, 2020  
They do make lovely patterns. Very nice shot with great detail. Glad about Katherine.
July 2nd, 2020  
@pattyblue @craftymeg @pdulis @carolmw @koalagardens @casablanca @janturnbull @pyrrhula @onewing @kjarn @seattlite @sdutoit @sangwann

Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

It's always fascnating to look close-up at nature, there are some amazing sights.

Ian
July 2nd, 2020  
wow super macro, many details, happy that Katharine improves every day
July 2nd, 2020  
@santina

Thank you Santana - I've passed your comments to Katharine, she is very pleased to go out and about more.

Ian
July 3rd, 2020  
So lovely to hear Katherine is feeling better and enjoying walks.
July 5th, 2020  
@sarah19

Thank you Sarah - she is probably walking more than I am at the moment!

Ian
July 6th, 2020  
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