Helicopters

This year, there seems to be a bumper crop of maple seeds. I have always loved to watch them spiraling through the air. You’ve got to admire the way they imbed themselves into the ground. One of nature’s perfect designs.

Linking to Macro Monday

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15 Comments on “Helicopters”

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    i miss maple trees. they were plentiful in Wisconsin, but nothing here in Texas…

  2. JM says:

    Yes, this is amazing! I’ve seen some different types of seeds that ‘fly’ and I couldn’t agree more with you as to nature perfect designs. When I was visiting Chichén-Itzá one of those landed at my feet and I kept it but had no chance to identify it. Years later a found out it’s a Liana seed.

  3. I think we are going to have bumper crops in many things with the warm winter and early spring. We have oodles of maples here. Nice whirlybirds! Margie

  4. Carletta says:

    A lovely reminder of childhood days trying to catch them as they fall!

  5. What a beautiful shot, Pat! They are abundant here this year, too, those delightful keys that are the key to new trees.

  6. jbcuvelier says:

    As kids we stuck these on our nose when they were more mature. For sure one of nature’s many engineering/design feats!

  7. Libby says:

    Nice photo! I like these little things too. I was noticing them flying through the air when I was driving the other day 🙂

  8. Fergiemoto says:

    Nice photo of the whirlies! We have many of those seeds sprouting here. It seems to be much more than in prior years.

  9. and a good food source too…

  10. giftsofserendipity says:

    I think you might like this beautiful video featuring my leitmotif:
    http://www.giftsofserendipity.com/2012/02/word-of-week-celebrating-zhush.html

    Happy day!

  11. geanina says:

    nice done! very beautiful pictures 🙂

  12. petra says:

    and I remember sticking them on my nose as a kid, pretending to be a rhino 🙂

  13. lisa says:

    Wonderful focal point and depth of field Pat!

  14. minor says:

    Each seed of maple tree has two wings. They are very impressive to see flying in the air.

  15. jenjilks says:

    Delightful shots! Well done! I love them all.


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