reaching for the sun
this is the time of year that the cattails that line our boardwalk to the lake reach their maximum height–about 3 meters tall. the plants along the edge of the dock will try to increase their sunlight by reaching into the open space created by the dock. this creates a catherdral-like tunnel with the tips of the cattails on either side of the dock barely touching in the middle like a gothic arch with its pointed crown. as they blow in the breeze a couple feet about my head i feel the same awe the pilgrims must have felt walking, for the first time, into the great cathedrals of europe after weeks of difficult travel. magnificent!
july cattail leaves