Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cattails!

I have always been fascinated by cattails.
In late fall, when they begin to fade, is when I like them best.
Here are some cattail closeups from Six Lakes up by Altamont:

I love the soft, fluffy down interior.
When I was a kid I wanted to gather it and make a pillow stuffed with it:


This is my favorite, cattails that are just beginning to burst into fluff:


Even when fall color begins to fade, I still love autumn!

1 comment:

CStanford said...

Lucky you.

My Boy Scout manual said you could eat cattails but I've never tried - I think you have to pick them before they get brown and fuzzy and I never saw the fun in that.