It has an extra-terrestrial look, doesn’t it – this exploding pussy willow catkin. In fact ‘catkin’ sounds too confining a word for such exuberant expression.
Elsewhere around the town signs of coming spring are more reserved: delicate cherry and blackthorn blossom on otherwise bare branches, and earlier this week only a slightly seen green haze about the church yard weeping willow; while everything is otherwise accompanied by a bone-biting wind that has the daffodils and me bracing ourselves.
The Linden Walk still looks wintery, although there are carpets of wild garlic everywhere – the leaves good in soups and stews and salads and for making pesto sauce. I’ve also noticed interesting colonies of lower plant life on the lime tree trunks, lichens and mosses and the like. And squirrels…
And on the home front the daffodils are lighting up the garden by the road.
And stepping out of the back garden gate I came upon a cat with green eyes…
24 thoughts on “Before My Eyes: The Greening”
Refreshing images, Tish 🙂
Thank you for sharing …
Cheers, Sreejith. Lovely to hear from you.
That macro is amazing!
Thank you 🙂
Yeah a true refreshment
Absolutely – nothing like a good dose of green. Unless of course it’s a good dose of yellow or orange 🙂
Love the explosion! Our blackthorn hasn’t appeared yet, I am sure it is late this year.
Things do seem to a bit slow. Just got back from the allotment (by moonlight) and wind was perishing. The air seems residually cold to me too – i.e. when the sun goes in. So I reckon things will be late this year. We’ll see…
It was a cold wind here today too, despite the sunshine. Raining now.
That’s a wonderful Macro, Tish. Such vibrant lovely colour 🤗💕
It’s making me think of a nice glass of chilled prosecco. Though on the other hand that could be a bit too shivery for the present climate. Better open a hearty red then. Chin-chin, Jo.
We’ve just had a rather spicy prawn stir fry. Something cooling is needed, Tish 🤣💕 Cheers darlin!
Ooh. Spicy prawns. My favourite!
Breathtaking, Tish. I love the first two macro photos especially!
Thank you, Amy.
Your macro shot is fabulous Tish, and I do love the pale catkins against the vibrant sky.
The pussy willow has been fabulous this year. There’s a whole hedge of it beside the children’s playground in the Linden Field. It had a very serious hacking back a year or so ago which seems to have done it the world of good.
Spring is looking good, Tish, and that macro looks fantastic!
I love your life in green 🙂
Thank you, Becky 🙂
Same here – the greening. And the daffs. So glad to have them back, and the hints of what’s to come.
A big boost to the spirits!