When my kids were little they would have waded into this ditch and brought me a few cattails home for me to put in a big vase on the floor. I loved them.....the kids too of course!
I have not seen a decent bunch of cattails in years and years but there in Bald Knob AR a few days ago I found this patch. I almost parked my car to go gather a few but decided I did not have permission and I could be arrested. But I did take a picture.
I must admit that I also found them an easy subject to paint when I started painting pictures. This looks almost like a painted picture!