Thursday, January 29, 2009

australian seed pods

I have a strong, to quite strong, obsession with seed pods. Some people collect sand from the beaches they've visited or rocks or matchbooks or beer coasters from european pubs. All of which are completely legitimate collecting obsessions. I on the other hand quietly accumulate seed pods. And if it means carrying an 18 inch pod for a full 60 minutes during a run, around an island, wielding it like a wooden saber, that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.

Australia, as it turns out, has neat pods. And it's questionable whether any of them were supposed to make it through customs, but WHATEVER it was my honeymoon. I needed them for my remembering.











Also, I would like to note that I lugged home an entire bag full of scraps and labels and receipts and coasters for the making of our honeymoon scrapbook. I am COMPLETELY committed to starting and finishing this project. (Finishing not so much a strong point for me). Sometime. Hopefully this year.

12 comments:

Joanna Goddard said...

these photos are beautiful. xo

Rachel said...

Such a gorgeous collection. Do you showcase them somehow?

Um, I got a bit behind on my scrapbooking 5 years ago and now I fear it is too late to ever catch up. Don't get behind.

P said...

Oh, these are so beautiful - I want some pods! Where do I get some pods?! PODZ!

Afton said...

those are some nice pods. you're way is much more meaningful (and thrifty), but you can also purchase a few different kinds here:
http://www.schustersoftexas.com/

Each Coming Night said...

oh lovely, I keep my aussie keepsakes (banksia men, gumnuts, shells and a rock with opal in it) in a hand turned bowl made of Jarrah (native Australian wood). I love them!

laura said...

HA, so do I,
I'll have to post some of my finds from recent trips.

Melissa said...

Your photographs are beautiful, I love the idea of collecting seed pods :)

laura fay said...

be careful! we also have lots of pods that make you itch when touched!

beautiful photos :]

cevd said...

wonderful photos and pods.

Kristy said...

Wow. What a great idea!
Lovely photos!

Stephanie said...

Stunning photographs! Nice blog too. I'll have to check in more often!

fj said...

I too have a thing for seed pods. I am an art teacher and i'd love to draw the pods in your photos. Do your photos have any kind of copyright on them which would prohibit me from sketching them? Or am i free to go for it?
fj