Friday, April 17, 2009

Cattails - Nature's Gift

“It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honour nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.”

- Jimmy Carter (American 39th US President (1977-81). Nobel Prize for Peace in 2002.


Busy Bee Suz said...

I have not seen cattails in sweet!!!
Makes me want to meow. ;0

Deborah Godin said...

I love them at every stage. Nice photo of a fuzzy one you captured!

basketsnprims said...

So pretty, Shelly. Did your loons make it back yet? It has really warmed up the past couple of days here, just a beautiful day today.

Melissa Weisbard said...

Great photo of the cattail. I've always been fascinated by them. I'd love to photograph them, but I never take the time to seek them out. Maybe I'll find the time this weekend.

Anonymous said...

I don't see these often either. Very pretty and I like the quote from Pres. Carter.

Cedar ... said...

My dear friend Kathy's childhood nickname within her family was and still is, Kat-tail. She loves cattails. They are common here. Threatening them is Purple Loostrife which is an invasive plant and it will choke out cattails if not pulled before it goes to seed.

A New England Life said...

Isn't it cool they way they just bust at the seams! I love them too. I remember being a kid thinking it was so exciting to pull one apart. Now I enjoy watching them come undone on their own.

That Jimmy Carter, he's a smart cookie!

bennie and patsy said...

I like cattails, that one looks lonely

Calming Scents said...

I love seeing those, makes me know warmer temps are here.

Anonymous said...

there is a spot on the corner of whitmarh and nowak that is filled with cattails. I can't wait until they come up! Hope you are enjoying yourself up north! o' and great quote, could not have been better put!

Tina said...

What a wonderful thought...keep our fingers crossed that someday it will come true!!
Interesting pictures! :)

Anonymous said...

I did NOT know Jimmy Carter run a Nobel Prize! Very cool info!

Shellmo said...

Busy Bee - lol at the meow! :)

Deborah - thank you! I love to add one to a bouquet of wildflowers~

Pam - the loons did make it back! I was so excited! And what a great week it was up there - sunny and in the 60's. I bet you enjoyed your week too! :-)

Melissa - Thank you! I'm starting to notice them more!

Mildred - thank you! I think Pres. Carter was more intelligent than people gave him credit for.

Cedar - I love your friend's nickname!

New England - me too!

Benny & Patsy - I thought the same thing - where was the rest of the cattails friends? :-)

Dawnie - it was wonderful to go outside without a jacket! :)

Nature Lovin - I did not want to leave the cabin today - it was a glorious sun filled week!

Tina - I hope it comes true too! I'll try to do my part.

Tricia - He is a neat man!

The Retired One said...

I loved the close up of the cat tail..we forget to examine ordinary things up close to really examine their beauty!
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