Cattails (Winter Sky)

Photo by Gayla Trail

I visit this wetland on a regular basis throughout the year. It is my happy place. There is just something about the serenity of this place as the tall grasses and reeds sway in the wind that calms me and lifts my spirit even in the middle of winter when I am standing knee deep in snow, freezing. And no matter how many times I visit this spot I always see something in it that I hadn’t noticed before and find a new way to capture it on film.

Common reed (Phragmites australis) at the same location.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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3 thoughts on “Cattails (Winter Sky)

  1. There’s something about places like this. I’ve been visiting the same secluded mangrove swamp for almost 20 years now, and there’s nothing like just having you, the herons, the crabs, fish, and eels to clear your mind and make you feel happy to be alive.

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