Even when the flowers are over the beauty continues

With the riot of spring flowers still not yet over there are some now turning to seed ready  for the next years crop. Amongst the Verbascum, Orchids,Poppies, Mallows, Echiums(bugloss),etc that dominate the roadsides and fields of Skopelos right now there are the sculptural shapes of seed heads such as the Salsify (tragapogon porrfolius) looming out of the mass of colour. Much bigger than a tennis ball ,and standing tall, these space like shapes give a surreal addition to the hillsides of the island. And with closer inspection other alien shapes appear from the matt of meadow plants like this .so far unidentified spiky beauty.