Life in a Northern Town

Milkweed Magic

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition.

Rumi

I put my garden to bed for the winter yesterday afternoon and in between pulling, cutting and pruning, I spent 30 minutes in full-out wonder at the symmetry and engineering of a milkweed pod. It's perfectly designed to birth and give flight to seeds that ensure it's survival into the next year. The beauty and intricacy of something as humble and 'ordinary' as a milkweed is remarkable and as I watched the seeds interact with the wind and sunlight, I realized (once again) this world is full of magic.