Sunday, March 02, 2008

pussy willows

pussy willows
My first spring buds/flowers? - catkins of Salix caprea or pussy willows. These are in my backyard.

7 comments:

Nancy J. Bond said...

One of my very favorite signs of spring -- I think it's a bit early here in NS, but I'll be keeping an eye out!

kathy said...

This bush is very sheltered and right next to my house. Its always early.

Anonymous said...

That is a really great photo, the way the water buds up is very cool.

Matron said...

So wonderful! and a sure sign that Spring is on the way, along with catkins!

Connie said...

Lovely photo...pussy willows are so photogenic and nice to touch, too. :-)

kathy said...

They are getting even bigger and fluffier this week. I'll have to go out with my camera soon. Or maybe I'll just pat them. ;)

Bridget said...

Do you know if there is any public place near Boston where I could snip off a branch? It's kind of a family tradition to have them wherever you live (in memory of our grandfather, who took us all pussy-willow-hunting), but I haven't seen any yet so far...although, I live in Cambridge near MIT's campus, so I suppose I'm not surprised that I haven't seen them...