Friday, October 31, 2014

A Strange Mist Hath Appeared

You might think it was mist floating around my stone bench this Halloween.


But no, 
it's not mist.  
It's no decoration for Halloween.

Anyone want to hazard a guess?


I'll give you a clue - it's plant material of some sort.


My stone garden bench sits near my retention pond, in which there is a good sized clump of cattails growing.  The abundance of whiteness next to my bench is what is probably 
millions 
and millions
of cattail seeds.


They had some help getting there.


If you can imagine two little girls throwing cattail seeds up in the air, making it 'snow', sometimes to the tune of the movie Frozen's 'Let It Go', you will have a good picture of what went on here.


Next year we might have a larger clump of cattails.
Like a whole field of them.

My kids are going to have a ball.

20 comments:

  1. Oh I certainly hope you like Cattails...lol

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    1. Ha! I have a good number of them in my detention pond, and I was thinking of trying to get rid of some... It might be a losing battle!

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  2. I remember when I showed my children how to make a cattail sort of explode in your hands just by squeezing.. You may have more cattails, but the girls will remember the fun they had forever!

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    1. They definitely had fun! They also 'decorated' some of the evergreens back there with cattail fuzz. It was pretty adorable, seeing what a great time they were having!

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  3. Sweet! I wonder if the Cattails will grow there? Is it a wet area or drier? Anyway, they had a memorable moment and so did you. :)

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    1. Well, the area near the bench is up on the hill, looking out over our detention pond where all the cattails grow, so it might be too dry for them to grow well (I'm really hoping, anyway!)

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  4. At first I thought this was snow:) Oh, what fun the girls must have had! I can just picture them singing and spreading all the cattail fuzz-- a priceless memory.

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    1. It did actually snow today, though not that much, thankfully! I'm not ready for winter quite yet :)

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  5. Like Rose, I thought it was snow. Great fun!! P. x

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    1. It did snow today, but it was too warm to stick. It probably was just enough to water all those cattail seeds :)

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  6. FUN!!! That is exactly what memories are made of :)

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  7. Wonderful...childhood fun with a native plant no less.

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    1. I'm hoping they're native! I know there are a couple different varieties of cattails, but I haven't taken the time to figure out which one I have.

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  8. How much fun, and it was the perfect halloween decoration! When you see all those cattails next year, you are going to have some good (or maybe not, if you have to get rid of them!) memories. In fact, forevermore, chances are you will remember that day anytime you see a cattail!

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    1. I'm hoping that area will be too dry for the cattails. Oh well, they sure had fun!

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  9. I really adore these pictures...it looks like mist and look at all the seeds from the cattails. We have this behind us but have to keep the mist out of the pond or there will be no pond. We keep the cattails there controlled and cut before the blow.

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    1. Next year I might have to cut the cattails off of at least part of them before I end up with an entire field of them!

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  10. Oh, so much nicer than snow! Love the memories your children will have, too.

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    1. Definitely nicer than snow! My husband loves snow, but I am not in a hurry for it. At all.

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