Horsetail Family

Horsetail forest

Once upon a time in the Horsetail forest…

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Horsetail

…there lived a Horsetail person…

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Horsetail People

…and her horsetail friends…

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greetings

…they were very nice and friendly with each other…

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sitting

…and they leaned on a log to chat.  Lovely to meet you, and you too, let’s play together!

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Hide and seek

Then they played hide and seek for a while…

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camouflage

…and they were very good at hiding in the forest!

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Bloodroot

They went to visit the Bloodroot, and the flowers were beautiful but they weren’t very chatty…

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mew

…then they heard some plaintive mews…

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Catkin feast

…they rescued the catkins from up in a tree, and fed them some rosemary…

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comfortable rock beds

…and the Horsetail people and catkins went to sleep on their comfortable rock beds!

The Horsetail people are the invention of the youngest member of the human family.  She warned that horsetail dolls have very short lives – only a couple of days at most. We had fun playing with them and the catkins while they lasted!

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14 thoughts on “Horsetail Family

  1. How fun! We have similar catkins resting on our table now and we also saw a horsetail forest along the ditch bank the other day. But…I’m so glad to read this story and see these “folks” because they did not show themselves to us. Thank you youngest human in the family for bringing them all forward and introducing us to them. It has been a pleasure to get to know them.

  2. Lovely little story, just what I needed after a morning of doing taxes. Here, our rosebud trees are in full bloom, so the brown landscape is accented by white with a very faint hint of green.

  3. This story is positively enchanting. I’ve had encounters with all sorts of woodland lifeforms…but haven’t had the pleasure of every seeing horsetail people. I will pay closer attention from now on.

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