Thursday, July 04, 2013

The Year of the Bog Cotton

This year seems to bring nature to do interesting things. All the palm trees are in blossoms and the bog cotton is growing like I have never seen it before in Kerry. During a walk in the bog even my dog got confused with all the white bog cotton pieces flying around.
 If I would stayed there for a day she would look like a sheep. Friends telling me bog cotton was used in the past mixed with wool for weaving. It feels like silk but has a short fibre.
 All photos were taken with a Canon 5d and 50mm lens.
 ©Michael Herrmann 2013