I had some perle cotton that were dyed using acrylic paint, which made them stiff. I used those as well as a couple of flower wires for the heron nest. These were couched with nymo threads.
I added some blending filament on the water, using one and two strands of blending filament by themselves. I have to add more reflections for the reeds.
Here's my Yoshi sitting on my JE frame, as usual.