Everytime I see this grass at this time of year I am reminded of one of our families most favorite Christmas storybooks, Trouble with Trolls written and illustrated by Jan Brett.
"you can see the white cotton grass waving wildly in the wind, It's all that is left from the day I had trouble with trolls."
Interesting when I was searching for the book link I was reminded that trolls is the name given to certain people.
"People of all ages in any walk of life can become trolls because the anonymity granted them by the internet gives them the freedom to sow discord, destroy the credibility of individuals, and even shut down websites and forums. Trolls like to argue, not for the sake of a stimulating debate, but to annoy and upset people. The more aggravation they create, the more they believe they have achieved."
It made me think that individuals and companies that steal peoples ideas and designs are also trolls. If you have a chance this weekend I would recommend you read this, this and this. This is happening to so many of us and it is high time we caused a ruckus. So tweet, facebook, put up a link on your blog or flickr. There is true strength and passion in the handmade community.