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Welcome to daily nature photo and creative writing blog, #NewThisDay

Welcome to my daily nature photo blog

Writing from My Photo Stream ~ Kelly DuMar


#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream

Marsh Milkweed

Marsh Milkweed

Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), is one of the prettiest plants you can find at the water’s edge, or deep in the marsh. Not only are its magenta blooms gorgeous, they smell wonderful too. If the stems survive the winter, in spring you may see birds tearing off the fibrous outer strips of the stems. It makes great nesting material and great cordage used by Native Americans. I once made some twine from a single Marsh Milkweed stem and found it impossible to break with my hands. ~ Andrew Sabai, Lake and Wetland Ecosystems
— http://www.lakeandwetlandecosystems.com/plants/wildflowers/marsh-milkweed-asclepius-incarnata/

After the labs stray beyond

I am still, the marsh moves

tall dry grasses shiver, twigs brush, in the hush

mallards - he and she, skim, slow webbed kicks

shushing through tufts


All photos and words copyright Kelly DuMar 2016 unless otherwise attributed