i went to pinch off the tip of this cattail, so i could get a close up of the inside, and the whole head erupted on me. cattail fluff everywhere. i mean everywhere. even the dog was sneezing. it was like bumping a pan of water that is just about to boil, and it bursts into a sputtering volcano. i shot this photo before i dared go any further, and while my vacuum cleaner still had a fighting chance at containment.
exploded cattail head in winter
from my yard, saint paul, minnesota
happy new year everyone! this timothy grass reminded me of fireworks, and seemed a properly still-blog-spirited send-off of 2013. which was a very good year for still blog, for me, for my family, and, i hope, for you.
timothy grass in winter
rice creek regional trial, saint paul, minnesota