Cottonwood

fluff-collecting

fluff-collecting

A couple of Hittys went on a cottonwood fluff-collecting expedition…

flying fluff

flying fluff

…tis the season for flying fluff around here…

fluff

fluff

…They could barely feel the fluff it was so soft.  It is also difficult to collect when snagged in the grass and rolling around on the paths, because the little seed hairs compress and clump.  We made a little rake out of some twigs, and that helped…

fluff ball

fluff ball

…it is a bit easier to pick up when it is still attached to the stem, but then you have to get rid of the stick…

Bags of fluff

Bags of fluff

Constance and Tatty collected a big bag of cottonwood fluff…Constance thinks that since the fluff comes from the seed hairs like kapok and cotton, then it would make good stuffing for Hitty mattresses…

 

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8 thoughts on “Cottonwood

  1. Ah, just what I was thinking! Stuffing for mattresses…what a great idea, QHs! Thanks for taking us on the stroll with you.

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