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seven of spades

Where I grew up, there was a hill behind our house and it was often covered with milkweed. We used to collect them as treasure, hide them, collect them, and dissect them! I remember so clearly each fall the joy of opening the milkweed pods and pulling out their silky interiors, letting it float away in the wind....

Seven little milkweed pods!

Seven little milkweed pods!