Though we've lived in our current house for over five years, this is the first summer I noticed the beautiful seeds on our linden tree (I'm embarrassed to admit).
I've always noticed lindens from FAR AWAY...for their beautiful pyramidal shape, but really never looked at it close up. The seeds are simple little spheres attached to small stems, but the stems are attached to the middle of a narrow, light green leaf. It's a beautiful contrast against the dark, heart shaped linden leaves. I'm assuming the seeds are attached to this additional leaf to help them glide farther from the tree. A functional element, made so beautifully.
This post is part of Susannah Conway's August Break. Everyday she inspires us with one word. Today's word is FAR AWAY.