Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pussywillows

There are more than 400 species of willows,
and they hybridize easily.
That means there must be
more than 400 variations
on pussywillows,
as well.
The last couple of days,
I have been checking all the willow bushes
in the area,
and capturing their pussywillows.
Some of them have advanced beyond
the pussywillow stage
into bloom,
while others are still little grey catkins.
I would hate to have to try
and sort these out by species.
So much simpler to enjoy them...
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12 comments:

JC said...

I love your posts. Just saying ...

Clytie said...

I love pussywillows - they are a sign to me that Spring is here.

Of course the first thing I noticed was how there is a heart in that first shot! I hope you don't mind me linking this up with Guest Heart Thursday!!! :=}

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - wonderful photos - spring is so fabulous!

Beth Niquette said...

I adore these photos--especially that fluffy pussywillow heart! SO gorgeous. Happy GHT!

Carol L McKenna said...

Love photos of Pussy Willows ~ didn't know there were such a variety ~ great photography ~ thanks, ^_^

Al said...

Great close-up shots, I didn't know there were so many types.

ladyfi said...

Such a lovely post! Great shots of the pussy willows.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, I love these beautiful macro with the birth of spring! Greetings.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images! I will be taking a closer look at the pussy willows the next time I see them. Have a happy weekend!

Laura said...

magnificent Judy!!!

Una said...

Lovely pictures.
We call them willow cats. (Pajunkissa) <3

thomas said...

amazingly beautiful macro shots.

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