Description Cattails and Purple Loose Strife (Lythraceae family) often used for home decorative effects, are considered wild flowers. Purple Loose Strife, a very invasive plant, is spreading throughout fresh water marshes, ponds and swamps, making a quite attractive purple flower. swamps, marshes and ponds with extensive invasion appears as though covered with an attractive purple carpet! Flower of the cattail consists of 2 parts; a large, round, spongy cylinder (female) with a sharp spike at the top (male).Cattails have broadly been used to portray autumn swamp, marsh or pond landscapes. Frank Stifter photo
Frank Stifter, Cape Cod, Massachusetts Member Since September 2010 Artist Statement I am a Retired Electronic Engineer, having worked in large corporations and then starting a small electronic manufacturing firm
Shot many product photos for professional magazine articles, advertisements, catalogs, newsletters and company web sites in my professional life.
During that time I took many photos of sights seen in my travels, weekends, vacations and leisure time, Subjects included veteran's memorials, beach scenes, birds, sea critters, churches, graveyards, mountains, city views, fish piers and more.
Presently I have more leisure time and hope to expand scope of my photography to include areas where our 5 children live; New Hampshire ( sea coast area), Massachusetts (north shore), Connecticut (rural), New Jersey (near New York city) and Georgia (Tybee Island - near Savannah)
I look forward to sharing my photo collection with you, hoping you will enjoy some of them.
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