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

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on November 6, 2012, in Crex Meadows, Nature, photography, Wild flowers and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. yes, just so, wise woman!

  2. so pretty, love the memories, those days are so far away, yet our whole life is only the blink of an eye!

  3. 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

  4. So pretty to see on this cold, blustery day I am experiencing 🙂

  5. I don’t believe I have ever seen them before. Thanks for shariing.

  6. Wow! This is gorgeous, MJ.

  7. I think these are amphibious bistort, MJ.

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