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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bursting Cattails!

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, 
of gathering together.  
For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.  
~Edwin Way Teale

The prairie pothole sloughs are drying up.  The birds such as the the Red-winged Blackbirds and Marsh Wrens that call these little wetlands home for the summer have headed south.  And, as the cattails ripen ... they burst, sending plumes of white 'cotton balls' floating in the air!  My 'Mama' always had dried cattails in her home ... I should've asked how she kept them from bursting!  I love cattails ...

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