My big blue truck finds a spot on gravelly berm. The sound of the rippling water makes it’s way into the cab as the windows glide into their place inside the door frame. I still my thoughts and listen for calls of any birds but if they’re around they’re not announcing their presence. I close my eyes and listen again but something tickles my face. I opened my eyes and found several tufts of down floating on the soft breeze. The marsh is full of cattails. The winter winds carry them to places unknown in hopes of finding just the right spot to set roots and flourish. In my minds eye I have the vision of a tiny child clinging to the downy airborne seed as it floats gently on soft breezes. The little one is carried through a jungle of giant leaves and high into air. The tiny traveler soars over the houses and highways and is carried over the mountains. It’s a grand adventure indeed! The Cattail seed comes to rest on the edge of a large pond where the miniature child finds others like himself.
As I file the daydream into my mental folder for later inspiration the cattail seed that tickled my face floats near the clock on my dashboard. I have been idled for far to long. I leaned out the window and snapped a few shots of cattails to keep the basic story and moved the big blue truck to the next destination.
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4 thoughts on “A Tale Inspired By Cattails”
That would make a marvelous story!
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Thank you ❤
I keep theses ideas "On file" in the back of my mind for when I get a chance to to concentrate on the details.
Love the photo!
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Thank you very much Maddy ❤ This marsh is one of my favorite places to visit. I just told a person on Facebook that if a won the lottery today I'd buy a spot close to the marsh and set up a wildlife sanctuary there complete with boardwalks and platforms to take photos from.