About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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55 Responses to Sentinels

  1. Trini Lind says:

    Oh, wow! This is beautiful! Makes me feel all Christmassy! ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽ„โ˜ƒ๏ธ๐Ÿ’–

  2. I have always had a special place in my heart for these.

  3. Kathy Sturr says:

    Beautiful and frosty! I love cattails. I picked some to use in my winter outdoor arrangements in the past. We are expecting 60s today, snow tomorrow – crazy! Looks like I’ll get a dose of snow before leaving Eliza.

  4. Excellent find, composition and capture! Love the little bit of frost.

  5. Terrific photo. I love bulrushes.

  6. That’s a prize winner there Eliza!

  7. Laurie Graves says:

    I agree with Frank. Outstanding photo! It would make a beauty of card. Or picture.

  8. Alice Pratt says:

    Lighting & colors are perfect! I’ve always loved Cat-tails.

  9. Anne says:

    You have created something extraordinary out of the ordinary here – it is beautiful!

  10. Val Boyko says:

    So good! They are ready for what’s to come ๐Ÿ˜Š

  11. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Beautiful! Just love the winter light.

  12. Cattails are on their comeback here, Eliza. We’ve had something called reed grass that has been overtaking the native cattails really upsetting the natural balance of things. And as for your picture! Wow! You got the first frost! Good for you! I LOVE this! Just beautiful. Snow forecasted my way so I’ll see what happens. Oh yes I do plan on snapping! Snow. *groans* Oh wow, here we go, dear friend! โค

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Amy. I heard that you may get some snow (your area does get dumped upon, I know). I wonder what this winter will be like? I’m still hoping for some good rain in the next few weeks to raise the water table before winter sets in.

  13. Snowed in MN too. Love the cinnamon brown against the bluish shadow.

  14. Beautiful photo, Eliza. I love the silver frosting ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. These are special. Haven’t seen then before. ๐ŸŒฟ

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Karen. They are cattails, an important wetland habitat plant here in the States. Its root and seeds are eaten by wildlife, and the seed fluff is used as nesting material by birds and mice. It was an important Native American food and fiber plant, too. Some folks still forage it. (Ha, probably more than you needed to know! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  16. Kris P says:

    Snow! It does look very pretty on the cattails. There’s some rain in Sunday’s forecast for us.

  17. Maria F. says:

    We have cattails here but these are lovely.

  18. Widdershins says:

    With the first frost, Winter begins. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. albert says:

    The title enriches that rich image–trim and sturdy plants on guard, alert for an invading future. Well done!

  20. MK says:

    This is a really beautiful photograph, Eliza. These plants do look like sturdy little sentinels.

  21. Gorgeous! I would love some cattails for our pond, but I have been warned by some (Ilex) that this is a bad idea if I want to see something besides cattails back there!

  22. Giaskyler says:

    Love it! The color contrast and sharpness of the colors together is amazing!

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