Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Old Man Of The Swamp

This old cattail looked so fuzzy I had to get a pic. The play of light and shadow on it make it look like a forest elf or dwarf. And maybe it is...

If it's just a regular cattail and not a magical creature it can be used for food.

8 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

Very cool! It does rather resemble an elf or something, so probably shouldn't eat it, just in case!

Hilary said...

Cool shot, Leah. Have you ever eaten anything made from/with cattail?

Leah J.Utas said...

Thanks Hilary and dfBag Lady.
I haven't eaten anything from a cattail yet, Hilary, but I intend to try it.
I'll make sure it's not a magical creature in disguise first, of course.

Reb said...

Oh, very lucky shot Leah! Cattail elves are very hard to find. I had forgotten they are edible along with all the other things they can be used for. Just another one of natures perfect plants.

Leah J.Utas said...

I'm very blessed to have found a cattail elf, Reb.
Nature wil look after us if we let her.

Thomma Lyn said...

Now that is one fuzzy cattail! :) I've never seen one quite so fuzzy (well, except for the tail on my big, long-haired cat, LOL!).

I like what you said, "Nature will look after us, if we let her." True, so true.

Leah J.Utas said...

Thomma Lyn, that was about the fuzziest cattail ever.
Thanks.

Polly Kahl said...

It's lovely and reminds me of some folk art santas and snowmen I saw at a craft show. I wonder if they used fuzzy cat tails to make them?