Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pussy Willows

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The fine grey fur, called catkins, of this small willow is a sure harbinger of spring and brings to mind Gordon Lightfoot's classic song that begins:
"Pussywillows cat-tails soft winds and roses
Rainpools in the woodland water to my knees
Shivering quivering the warm breath of spring"

10 comments:

DAG said...

Beautiful, hurry up spring

mihalis-halkida said...

Good morning, I saw the page with enthusiasm, and sends a reply, Michael Greece

bettyl said...

very nice shot! colors are magnificent.

iloveme said...

how beautiful and serene pic

brattcat said...

Focusing that close, those pussy willows take on an almost sci-fi aspect. And then you ground us again with a Gordy Lightfoot quote. Well done.

T Lee said...

Need to see it again when it blooms. Georgis girl here does not know what a Pussy Willow looks like. ;)

Carolyn said...

What a wonderful photo of the potential of spring! Thanks for sharing.
Smiles

katrinzzz said...

that's an awesome shot! :D

Tricia said...

It must definitely be spring when the Pussy Willows are beginning to bloom!

PS: Happy "BIRTH" day to you.

Champ Townboy said...

Beautiful shot!