Sunday, 11 March 2007

Spring has sprung

We have a beautiful Weeping Pussy Willow, Salix caprea Kilmarnock, and it has now come into bloom, the bare branches are covered in golden male catkins. It is a small tree, about five feet tall, and that's as big as it will get.

6 comments:

Helen said...

Hi Tony, I love the texture in this photo! On my spring has sprung post, I do not know what kind of birds are nesting! Thanks for coming by Albuquerque DP!

Rudy said...

Dear Tony, thanks for correcting me on the name of the black bird and for visiting. Have a great week!

isabella said...

Beautiful photo! But I associate pussy willows with Easter. Aren't they too early this year?

Tony Morris said...

The books says that they flower in mid-spring, so I guess this is quite early. Remember Easter is a moveable feast!

Nathalie said...

Beautiful detail of spring coming, and I love the blue sky - suppose it doesn't happen that often?

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Tony Morris said...

Hi Nathalie, sshh, it was blue again yesterday and it looks like it is going to be today, but don't tell anyone!