The weather was 'mixed' as we walked around Shipley Park this morning. We set out in the sunshine and a brisk wind. Shortly after that we had a light shower, followed by more sun, then cloud, more sun and another light shower as we got closer to home again. As Malcolm said, all four seasons in one morning. Things are looking increasingly autumnal around the park and the Great Reedmace (Typha latifoli) plants are looking delightful in the sun.
When I was a child, the brown flower/seed spikes were popular as dried flowers.