Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Nature's own spin


Did you play with whirlybird seeds as a kid?

Their shape makes them spin like a helicopter when they are dropped. It's fun to go out on a windy day and watch them circle down to the ground from Maple trees, Ash trees and others.

We used to spend hours at my grandmother's house throwing them into the air to watch them spin.

Free fun.

I'm pretty sure it was Wanda over on Brush Strokes from the Heart that noted some time back that we should be more appreciative of free pleasures such as libraries, parks etc.

Whirlybirds were a free part of our world when we were young -- a world full of fascinations.


-steve buser


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