Thursday, January 6, 2011

Standing out from the crowd

I don't know what you call these plants growing in your neck of the marsh (they don't grow in the woods), but we usually refer to them as bullrushes and occasionally as cattails. My assignments this week took me through some scenic areas near the St. Lawrence River, where of course you'd expect to find beautiful waterfront homes. Fortunately the timing allowed me to take a few minutes here and there to make a few photos. I'll share some more over the next little while, especially on those days where I may not be able to make any photos. And I won't be able to get 'real' winter scenes after this week as we head back to Florida again next week.

(70-200mm  f7.1  1/400 sec  ISO200)


Dawn said...

And my new dog loves them...I have fluff everywhere:)
I like the looks of what you took a ton better.

(And I am getting a chance to go to Florida next week as well:)
(But my length of visit is limited to a week. Regardless....I am very VERY excited to see ground with no snow:)

I really like the new header you put up!
It has a neat light to it.

Farmchick said...

We call them cattails. The header photos is really lovely.

Katherine said...

Love your new blog title Rick & the gorgeous photo you chose for your header, just lovely! The title speaks so much truth considering the content of your wonderful blog! Very fitting indeed.
They look like cat tails too .. I don't think I have ever seen anything like that here but that's not to say they don't exist here, I just haven't seen them.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

We call them by either name,but whatever the correct name they can be quite lovely.

chasity said...

congratulations on finishing a years worth of photos...such an accomplishment!!!!

i like the name change~
very fitting.

we call them cattails here....they hold a special place in my heart and remind me of my mother and my childhood.

great photo.

have a wonderful weekend.


maybe you can pick us up on your way down to florida...
warm weather sounds soooooo nice.

imac said...

Yup Rick bullrushes or reeds at times.
neat shot my friend.

You doing a lot of travel Rick, is it your job? or just keep moving house, lol, you rich folk,hehe.

CarreraCaballo said...

This is exceptionally beautiful :-)



marty said...

chez nous ce sont des roseaux qui poussent
au bord ou même dans les étangs !!
j'aime beaucoup cette photo !
je te souhaite un beau week end !
bisous à toi !!

Hope said...

we call them cattails here.. love your new look.. and new title.. its been awhile sense I have visited you.. I hope you had a lovely Christmas.. and this new year will bring in many delights.. for you and your family..
Florida huh.. well at least its warm there.. so that is a plus.. "smile"
soft hugs..

jasmin said...

Hallo Rick, diese Fotos schön,
die Rohrkolben gibt es hier in Deutschland viel an kleinen Gewässern,
natürlich nur im Sommer, schöne Kindheitserinnerung.....
viele Grüße von Jasmin

Soraia said...

Awesome! :D

darlin said...

Beautiful shot of the reeds Rick, cattails is how we refer to these. I am so jealous right about now, I WANT warm and sunshine too! And once again the Rolling Stones song pops into my head "You can't always get what you waant". Oh the joys of winter... where the heck is that sarcasm font on this keyboard?

Rick said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. I appreciate the feedback on my blog changes. I cherish each and every comment from you.

I haven't been able to respond to each individually due to the photo assignments of this week, which will require more of my time yet.

Have a wonderful weekend, each of you.