Sleeping Milkweed "dog pod:)"

Uploaded 28 Mar 2013 — 7 favorites
Spotlight This! Enter Shoot Out
Login Required

To add items to your favorites you must login.

Already have a JPG account?


Need to create a JPG account?

JPG+ Required

Collections are a JPG+ feature. You must be a JPG+ member to create new collections and to add photos to collections.

Sign up for JPG+ to start using collections now!

© Andrea Petersen
Views 71
Likes 1
Favorites 7
Comments 8
Would you like to also give a props comment to the photographer?
All dislikes require a comment. Please tell us why you do not like this photo.

More of Andrea Petersen’s Photos

  • Happy Easter
  • Sleeping Milkweed "dog pod:)"
  • Hibiscus in Existing Light @ 6:40 PM
  • Playing with the light (Before the play)
Photo Info
UploadedMarch 29, 2013
TakenMarch 28, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/100 sec at f/18
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length190 mm
No categories yet.

Similar photos

  • Misty Morning Lily
  • Neck streatch
  • Dipped
  • Fog

Q: Can you please tell me how to cancel my JPG+.

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

I will lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety. Psalms 4: 8

The silk of a milkweed pod
Swayed with gentle whispers...
As if spoken by the almighty God...
To observe the long whiskers
Of the "dog pod" asleep.
It drew my attention...
While it hung in suspension,
For the seeds it would reap.
Poetry by me, AJP

It was fun to spot this dried milkweed pod which for some reason reminded me of a sleeping
dog in the way it was formed to the sleeping eye and the brown nose to the silky whiskers glimmering in the late afternoon sun. I couldn't help but notice how it stood out amidst the drabness of early spring that we contend with after a long winter when there is muddy snow and slush melting in the driveway ....The silken fibers of the pod was indeed swaying in the breeze as if to whisper to me there is more to see if we open our eyes to the art of nature.

8 responses

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (29 Mar 2013):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (29 Mar 2013):

    I'm sure it really lifts the spirits to see anything that is "living!" Good shot!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (29 Mar 2013):

    This is beautiful!!! Sure glad that you spotted it, I am sure that it definitely was a welcome sight for you. It shows that Spring is coming : )

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (29 Mar 2013):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (29 Mar 2013):

    this is so interesting! love your focus and the silky, shiny threads running throughout!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (30 Mar 2013):

    Gorgeous macro image, my Dear!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (30 Mar 2013):

    Very delicate...Beautiful highlights!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (3 Apr 2013):

    Wonderful shot

To add your comment, Log in or sign up!

Please Login or Sign Up

You must be logged in to enter photos into JPG Shoot Out contests.
Login or Sign Up