To Seed Or Not To Seed

I took this with my Olympus SP-350 point & Shot
I took this with my Olympus SP-350 point & Shot
I took this with a HP Photosmart 5 megapixel camera.
I took this with a HP Photosmart 5 megapixel camera.

The combination of crappy weather ( Insert: We have had a real winter for once, in say the last five years: Here), a bad cold, a bum leg and general life things have had the net effect of mucking up my photo-mojo as of late. On the few occasions I did get an opportunity to grab a shot or three I have really stunk up the pixels, if you know what I mean. Today was one of four ops I have had this month and I stopped by and revisited a bush I had taken several shots of earlier in the month. The first photo is of a few seed pods encased in ice, representing this next of the woods as of late. The second is a few unencumbered pods on the same bush, of which I took today. As I was looking at the seed pods today I noticed they were all open. I assumed that, by the pictures earlier this month, they have been closed  until  recently.  Since I know not what type of bush it is this thought that flittered across my mind: To Seed Or Not To Seed, that is the question.