#30DaysWild – Day 5 – Cotton-grass farmer

Cotton-Man Farmer part of my #30DaysWild challenge for the Wildlife TrustsTWT 30 Days Wild_countdown_05When the wind blows and the rain falls the best way to go wild is with one’s imagination. I saw this little fella making his way home, scythe over his shoulder, keen to get warm by the fire.

‘Good day,” he said, “My name’s Cotton-grass Farmer and I farm near the bogs and marshes around Thursley Common.”

“Good day to you, sir,” I replied, “you look very fine in your long white smock. May I take your photo for today’s random act of wildness?”

He stood straight a moment then stroked his beard and went on his way. He might have smiled but his beard was too thick to gauge his expression.


Cotton-Man Farmer part of my #30DaysWild challenge for the Wildlife TrustsThe fluffy white heads of the Common Cotton-grass can be seen swaying in the wind on the boggy heath along Elstead Boardwalk on Thurlsey Common. It isn’t truly a grass but a sedge. I often think it’s a pity it flourishes too late in the season for most birds to take advantage of its fine strands for nesting material, but I’m sure some do if they have a second clutch.

Do you see people and faces in the trees, leave and grasses like I do?

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