Posts Tagged ‘cattails

21
Nov
16

the sky is dark, the wind is picking up…

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09
Nov
16

cat’s tails….

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12
Mar
15

cattails….

cattails in the lake
birds perch and sing atop tails
invasive beauty

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04
Mar
15

winds of change….

reeds rustle and bend

the wind blows change from afar

watch the horizon

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07
Jan
15

Cattails

The Fall wind rustles

the cattails sway and chatter

looking so unkempt

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17
Dec
13

Photography: Yellow Headed Black Bird

Yellow Breasted Black Bird SwittersBYELLOW HEADED BLACK BIRD (OREGON)

25
Oct
13

Nature: Cattails’ Down

Cattails Collage Bucky

“Dutch East Indies (in the days before the introduction of man-made fillers, “kapok”, a tropical plant fiber was an important padding in such items as life jackets and mattresses). When the islands fell to the Japanese, our kapok supply was cut off . . . and some form of replacement had to be found immediately.

It was then that a Chicago company began to substitute cattail cotton in furniture cushions and baseballs. Soon afterward, the Navy decided to look into the possibility of using the fuzzy heads of the aquatic weed in life belts and aviation jackets. A wartime water-resistance test demonstrated that-even after 100 hours of submersion-the “swamp down” was capable of maintaining buoyancy. So, cattail fluff, (along with milkweed down), was briefly seen as a “war effort resource”. (source)

fluff shoeacres.com

Cattail Down at Shoeacres.com

dragon wetcanvas.com

Dragon Fly on Cattail Down at Wetcanvas.com




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