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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.


  1. Joanna Goddard said on January 29, 2009

    these photos are beautiful. xo

  2. Rachel said on January 29, 2009

    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.

  3. P said on January 29, 2009

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

  4. Afton said on January 29, 2009

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

  5. Each Coming Night said on January 30, 2009

    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!

  6. laura said on January 30, 2009

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

  7. Melissa said on January 30, 2009

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

  8. laura fay said on February 1, 2009

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

    beautiful photos :]

  9. cevd said on February 1, 2009

    wonderful photos and pods.

  10. Kristy said on February 2, 2009

    Wow. What a great idea!
    Lovely photos!

  11. Stephanie said on February 3, 2009

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

  12. Anna Lloyd said on November 15, 2015

    Hi, These are lovely! I just thought I’d let you know, I think the round flat one is from a Jacaranda tree (which is not native to Australia) but it grows all over the place and is very beautiful anyway!

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