Pink Bottle Brushes
Friends, these late summer water plants are found in Crex alongside the water lilies. I cannot identify them but they look like pink bottle brushes that we used to use to clean flasks and test tubes. At one time in my life I was a chemist for a company that specialized in shampoos, cream rinses, hair dyes and hair spray. All the chemical glassware was washed by hand at the end of the shift. Everyone was a dishwasher as well as analyst so I knew how to use a bottle brush. I was twenty-one and straight out of school, those were the days (my friend), we thought they’d never end. Seems like a century ago now. The internet community calls this flower smartweed or redshank, til Tomorrow MJ
Posted on November 6, 2012, in Crex Meadows, Nature, photography, Wild flowers and tagged bottle brush, Crex Meadows, mjspringett, photography, pink, postaday, wildflowers. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.
yes, just so, wise woman!
thanks again woman from down-under, MJ
so pretty, love the memories, those days are so far away, yet our whole life is only the blink of an eye!
so we have to live every minute with joy and gratitude, thanks for visiting, MJ
MJ, we had bottle bush trees, actually bushes in Carefree AZ. They have a similar flower, but theirs is red. This is a beautiful flower. Jack
look forward to seeing those someday, thanks jack MJ
So pretty to see on this cold, blustery day I am experiencing 🙂
i think cold and blustery are on the calendar for the next few months, but we can still look for color, MJ
I don’t believe I have ever seen them before. Thanks for shariing.
they are in the swamp, late summer or early fall, come to crex i will be happy to show you, MJ
Wow! This is gorgeous, MJ.
thanks bob, MJ
I think these are amphibious bistort, MJ.