Friday, August 31, 2012

cattails


The man-made pond near our house is absolutely full of cattails, so every year, I cut a little bouquet of them. I know that I could spray them to keep them from popping their seeds out, but I have a whole pond full of them at my disposal so why not just enjoy them for the season and get fresh ones again next year?

Besides, they look absolutely gorgeous when they pop, don't they?




These are some of my favourite photos (right now). I really couldn't choose which was better so these are kinda duplicates (which I don't really like to do, but I didn't have the heart to delete them).

Also desktop calendars! You have choice again:

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I originally had the cattails mixed in with some end-of-season blue delphiniums. I love the blue and brown combination.

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As usual, the printable wall calendars are now available for September as well:

4 comments:

Cait said...

My mom grew up on the shore in New Jersey and has always told me that growing up, they would burn the cattails before they pop, like incense to ward off mosquitos. Living in NE Florida, I wish we had more around us now!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful shots!! I love that first one

Idle Wife said...

Cait: That's the most interesting thing I've ever heard about cattails! I'll have to give it a try next year at the height of mosquito season. I'm dying to know if it works or not!

Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot said...

I love these cattails! The chalkboard background was a really clever idea! Your photos are beautiful!