Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday Drive

As a kid we used to call these "hot dogs" on a stick!  Cattails grow in our area in ditches that have water.  Years ago the indians and early settlers ate the greens after peeling the top layer and also used the plant for medicinal purposes.  Not me - I just like to watch the tall grasses blow in the breeze. 

Soon these cattails will become white with the brown turning into white fluffy seeds. 



Took a drive through the woods, and it was pretty and quiet.  The different shades of green call to me. 
If the bugs weren't so bad, I'd have gone for a good walk.

Then I drove out of the woods to farm land.  Soon this stubble of straw will be plowed into the ground.  I love the color.  I think it would be awesome to fly over our area during this harvest time. 

11 comments:

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

I like the cattails too! When we lived on Hay Creek I would pick some of the cattails for room decor...

~Tonya said...

Such pretty pictures, Jo. And I didn't know that about the cat-tails. Very interesting! I love to see those...around here, we use to see them all the time, they are getting more and more scarce?

I love the picture of the field as well. We always see lots of that around here. Take care and try to stay cool. And the BUGS are bad here too ;)

Tonya

Mildred said...

I love seeing your part of the country. So very pretty and an area that I have not visited. Thanks for sharing your outing with us.

Buttercup said...

Love your photos. I feel that I'm on vacation looking at them.

Cyndi said...

Thanks so much for the lovely tour of your area, Jo! It is so beautiful and looks so serene...so refreshing to see there are still places in our country that aren't covered in concrete!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great photos..I stayed in today..too warm. Jen has moved her blog back to blogspot..you can catch her on my sidebar! :)

Country Gal said...

Hi there . As a kid my mum called them bull rushes, dont know why, guess thats what they called them in England, Thanx for your comment and yes it does look like we have alot in common. I enjoy your blog very much . Thanx for sharing.

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Country Gal said...

Harvest time , wonderful, so much color and the smell of the sweet fresh air of fall. I love the smell of the feilds , hay feilds, corn fields and then the smell of a fireplace or out door fire pit, mmmm ,the best smells in the world.

Rae said...

Beautiful countryside photos. I have always been fascinated with cattails. I like seeing all those white seeds when they float off in the wind.

Sybil said...

Over here in th UK we call them Bull Rushes (just as Country Gal say's) funny how things get different names in different Countries or even different Counties or States..
The area around you looks lovely and lush...
Thanks for sharing,
Sybil x