Monday, April 6, 2009

Pussy Willow/ Macro Monday

Pussy willows still on the shrub

Local pussy willows are big and fluffy now. They thrive in areas still wet with spring run-off but I couldn't resist getting my feet wet to take a photo.

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29 comments:

Naturegirl said...

WOW!! Beautiful capture..looks like kitten fur!

2sweetnsaxy said...

That's a really great shot. They look so soft and furry.

judi said...

Wow! and the background is fantastic also. :D

cieldequimper said...

I love pussy willows but they are sooo hard to come by here these days. Lovely macro.

cieldequimper said...

I love pussy willows but they are sooo hard to come by here these days. Lovely macro.

Jacob said...

Aw...when a kid I used to take these things and rub them across my cheek because I loved the feel of them.

Gorgeous photo!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Glad you were willing to get your feet wet!

I had mine picked for me and took the picture after the fact! :-)

That's a nice macro shot!

June said...

Just love those pussy willows...don't see them in the wild as much as I used to, so thanks for sharing!

Alexandria said...

Oh wow! Stunning. I LOVE the background as well. How did you do that???

Shammickite said...

A sure sign of spring when the pussy willows are out.... but this morning.... SNOW! I think the real spring has gone into hiding.

Reader Wil said...

Pussy Willows are always so attractive! They mean real spring!
Your photo is a magnificent macro!
Thanks for your visit and comment. Have a great week.

Becky and Gary said...

Beautiful EG! I've never seen them so white.
B.

Me and my puppies said...

I love pussy willows, they always say SPRING!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my goodness---the detail on the Pussywillow is wonderful. Super shot. MB

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great choice for Macro Monday.. Love it, EG...

Have a great day.

Let's hope for no damage here the next couple of days due to the upcoming freeze.
Hugs,
Betsy

see you there! said...

I love Pussy Willows but I don't think I've ever seen one up that close - even in person.

You are getting really good with that camera of yours!

Darla

Day4plus said...

I have only seen pictures of Eastern Skunk Cabbage---yes they are different. I will be awaiting the pics. MB

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice photo. I like the closeup. We got snow today and more tomorrow. Spring is on hold.

kaye said...

I know a little pussy
his coat is silver gray
he lives down by the river
not very far away
although he is a pussy
he'll never be a cat
for he's a pussy willow
now what do you think of that?
meow, meow, meow--SCAT!

I used to sing this to my kids every time we saw a pussy willow, great picture

Denise said...

Totally stunning! Takes your breath away.

Neal said...

That's a neat picture.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great shot, i love Pussy Willows

Ann said...

In Singapore and malaysia, they import Puss willow for Chinese New Year Decoration. It is usually in January and February. I didn't know they bloom so early.

As for Jean Batten, it was amazing for a woman at her time. I have never flown even as a passenger in a small plane. The smallest plane I flew was Fokker Friendship in Borneo. When I went to canada, I flew in a 747. Thanks for visiting my site.

Cheers,

Ann

M.Kate said...

Nice, we cant grow them here..so it gets imported from China during Chinese new year...

Patti said...

Beautiful photo of pussy willow. We don't seem to have any around here.

I also love the cyclamen starting to poke its head above ground. Spring is on the way!

I came by looking for Ruby Tuesday, but am glad I found your lovely nature photos.

George said...

What a beautiful macro. I'm sorry you got your feet wet, but am glad you got the picture.

Mojo said...

I was thinking it looked more like rabbits' feet. But it's fantastic no matter what.

amanda said...

stunning macro, it took my breath!

CameoRoze said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Great texture. I can practically feel it in my fingers.

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