It's official. I have now turned into one of those crazy people you see collecting plants on the side of the road, though I am proud to have joined their ranks. I just got back from collecting a HUGE bin full of Phragmites australis subp. australis, pictured above. This time I collected newer plants whose stalks weren't as thick in hopes that they'll be easier to chop and I won't have to spend so much time at the blender. I should have enough for a steady stream of paper-making this winter.