changing of seasons: seeds and pods

I spent the weekend in the forest and the mountains!  A much needed break.  What is it about nature that is so calming?  It was a perfect time to investigate the turning of seasons.  Seeds and pods in tiny forms...most of the items photographed were less than a quarter of an inch big. 









On Saturday we took the gondula to the top of Crystal Mountain, did a little hiking and had a picnic.  This was our view! Amazing!!