Sweet Nothings

Homeward Bound

Cattails along the road to Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba

I’m traveling home from Canada today, and the thought of my own bed, office, and secret dessert stash is already warming the corners of my mind. I had a great trip to Manitoba, Canada, and loved spending time with my husband’s family, but there really is nothing like the comfort of home. The idea of reading beneath my favorite lamp until way past my bedtime, snuggling on the sofa, and even cleaning out the dresser I recently found at a flea market is pure heaven. Seeing as my husband and I haven’t been home together for more than two consecutive days since our wedding, I’d guess these absences are why unglamorous things like cleaning and organizing are taking on such a sudden appeal. Whatever the reason, I’ll take it; the anticipation of a homecoming and a stretch of several travel-free weeks ahead could not be sweeter. I hope you’re feeling similarly content with where you are or where you’re headed on this fine Monday. Anyone else out there experiencing a sweet arrival home? Leave a comment.

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  • Reply kristina@beancakes ★ September 28, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    i love these cat tail plants!! they have always reminded me of hot dogs! and so glad to hear that you’re making a happy home arrival 😉 😉
    xx ~ ks

  • Reply Jennifer R. Coté September 29, 2011 at 11:28 am

    You know, I always think of corn dogs when I see cattails (a.k.a., the kind of hot dogs that are all greasy and battered and come on sticks at carnivals). Maybe we would see similar shapes in the clouds, Kristina. 😉

  • Reply Cathryn Bingham June 25, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    My name is Cathryn Bingham and I am a graphic designer in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I am currently working on a document for the Manitoba Museum H20 Solutions project. I was looking for photo on cattails on the internet and found the image you have on your site called “Canadian-Cattails”. It is a great image and I was wondering if I could please include it on our document? The document will be used for internal museum and possibly fundraising purposes ONLY. I can not offer you any money for the photo unfortunately, but can include a credit for the photo if you would be agreeable to us using it for this purpose.
    Thank you very much for your time and help!
    I hope to hear from you soon.

    • Reply Coté June 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      Hi Cathryn! I would be happy to give you permission to use my photo of the cattails. Feel free to e-mail me at cotewrites(at)gmail(dot)com if you would like me to send you a higher res version of the photo. 🙂 Thanks for your interest in my work!

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