Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Cottonwood

There are cotton wood trees on the perimeter of our hiking area. Amazingly, I'm not allergic to it. Year round, the seeds blow their billowy pods all over and they land on everything. Can you see how they settled in the Mulberry tree? See how fuzzy that center branch is?



Sometimes, it looks like a spider's web:



The thing I MOST wanted to show you guys when I posted this photo in May was the cottonwood blowing in the air. It's an almost magical feeling to be in the creek in the early morning or at twilight, sunrise peeking over Mt. Luken's or dropping behind the Santa Susana's. The air aglow with expectation, birds hunting, frogs croaking and a coyote howling in the distance. A slight breeze kisses your skin and then you notice them. The cottonwoods adrift, floating near and yon. It's as if a million tiny faeries are around you. It's a beautiful place to dream!

6 comments:

Priscilla Phang said...

How I wish I could see cottonwood blowing in the air with my eyes! You're so lucky!

harrispen said...

We have lots of cotton wood on our property too. Some years it's so bad it is difficult to mow the lawn.

Cindy

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

The photos are lovely. No cottonwoods around us either. Mom says sometimes our shrubs look like that when she brushes us outside - BOL

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GOOSE said...

Sounds wonderful.
Blessings,
Goose

Ruby said...

Ooooo, purty!!! We don't have those Cottonwoods around heres, I thinks it would be lovely!
Kisses,
Ruby

Linda@VS said...

I've heard of cottonwoods but never seen one. Now I understand how they got their name. Very cool!