Seedy has a few meanings.
To paraphrase Merriam Webster (Merriam Webster.com):
Seedy is an adjective, pronounced sē-dē, meaning
1) containing or full of seeds <a seedy fruit>
2) inferior in condition or quality: as (shabby, run-down <seedy clothes>), somewhat disreputable (<a seedy district> <a seedy lawyer>)
3) slightly unwell (debilitated <felt seedy and went home early>)
"1440, "fruitful, abundant," from seed (n.). Meaning "shabby" is attested from 1739, probably in allusion to the appearance of a flowering plant that has run to seed."
|Virginia Creeper with berries|
|Fuchsia with "berries"|
"The rose hip, also known as rose haw or rose hep, is the fruit of the rose plant, that typically is red-to-orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form after successful pollination of flowers in spring or early summer, and ripen in late summer through autumn.
Rose hips are used for herbal tea, jam, jelly, syrup, soup, beverages, pies, bread, wine, and marmalade. They can also be eaten raw, like a berry, if care is used to avoid the hairs inside the fruit." (Wikipedia)One single late bloom on my clematis and seed heads.
|Wispy clematis seeds|
|Late season strawberries|
|Hover fly visiting strawberries|
|Echinacea seed head|
|Not "seedy" yet but I couldn't resist this Tansy|
|Sweet peas and pea pod|
|Mature pods containing sweet pea seeds|
|Thistle down or thistle seeds|
|Lady bug on Echinacea seed head|
|Underside of fern showing seeds or spores|
|Thistles kissed by dew|
|Seed head on Vicar's Mead|
Here is a painting that I finished this week, it is titled "Putting on a Show". It is a watercolour of a Hollyhock that I saw in rural France and photographed.
I had a bit of difficulty getting my husband to stop so that I could take some pictures of this flower, but I'm glad he did stop, I am really pleased with the painting.
Lastly, I apologize for being largely absent from blogland this past week, but I have been busy updating my website. I changed the content, the order, some of the names and the prices and I added a "New items and Specials" page to the gallery:
I am glad you stopped by, I love your comments and feedback.
Happy Whimsy Wednesday, until next week ..............