Pond’s edge

Published March 6, 2008 / by Steve Berentson

Wind and rain will slowly open this cattail spike and “redistribute” its contents. The velvety brown head pops open after a top flower has been pollinated. This means that seeds are ripe – waiting to float through the air in cottonball-like clumps so new plants can be started. That’s the Tommy Thompson Trail visible at the top of this image.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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