Sunday, March 15, 2009

Today's Flowers - March 15


Pussy Willow

I've always thought of pussy willow buds as being a sort of luminous gray-white, but a macro lens reveals a lovely variety of colors. I am enchanted by the softs pinks and greens.




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36 comments:

imac said...

You have some fantastic Macro shots Pat, beautiful.I love the most rings and hands shot.

Thanks for your visit to Ruston Gardens and your comments, it continues later tomorrow.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful photo of pussy willows! I was going to post pussy willows later on today...but now I'm not so sure! ;-)

Arkansas Patti said...

They have always been my favoite tactile plant. Can't resist touching them. Wormwood is a close second.

TSannie said...

One of my very favorite flowers. Your photo is incredibly beautiful, Pat. Glad you shared it!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i like this not only the beauty of it but because you called it a Pussy Willow, My hubby says he has never heard them called that before.

Gill - That British Woman said...

a sure sign of Spring when you see the pussy willow. Great shot,

Gill in Canada

Leora said...

Delicious. Lovely. Unexpected.

Bim said...

Mmmmm - they look very cuddly and soft!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful shot. You really captured the softness of it. I just want to reach out and stroke it. :-)

RuneE said...

Now is the time for them, and yours show them very well.

Denise said...

Macro shots are one of my very favorite ways of viewing a flower. Yours are impressive.

Maria said...

How nice, they are not grey but nearly pink!

richies said...

Awesome photo!

An Arkies Musings

Hilary said...

Incredibly beautiful, Pat. Then again your photos always are. Thanks for that soft, sigh-evoking image.

Barbara said...

You did a great job capturing the softness of these pussy willows.
Smiles B

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Don't you just love macro?
We don't have pussy willows in Florida,sorry to say.

Kathy said...

I don't think anyone around here has a pussywillow tree. Love those buds. =)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Pat, Glad to hear the ice storm wasn't so bad in your area. Up on Mt. Nebo--it was horrible. (See my blog today!) They also lost a ton of trees and limbs in that last bad Ice Storm (in January). It hasn't been their year.

Even though the weather didn't cooperate all week, we did see alot of water in the waterfalls. Hope you had a good week.

Love the hands picture--and of course the Pussy Willow.
Hugs,
Betsy

VALKYRIEN said...

Oh - how lovely! Spring is coming! I have seen them also where I liv. This is a beautiful shot showing that they are not only white!

Arija said...

A lovely shot. It just goes to show how differently we see things from differing perspectives.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

This is outstanding shot! You took a great macro picture. The flower is so beautiful, never seen this before, thanks for sharing..

अविनाश said...

beautiful...nicely captured

Carletta said...

Oh my, this is lovely!
I can so see this as a photo on a set of notecards. Very well done.

My Flower post is at Carletta’s Captures.

auringonkukka finland =) said...

SO BEAUTIFUL PHOTO :)

Rose said...

Lovely, lovely shot. One of he best I have seen of pussy willow!

Kerri said...

First thing that comes to mind is SOFT! What a lovely image!!!

Sandi McBride said...

Lovely shot of a lovely flower.
Sandi

storyteller said...

Beautiful photo of this lovely blossom ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Melita said...

Hello,
As sweet as the face of the cat
and what a face !

Dr.John said...

Close up it is a beautiful flower. Great picture.

Shrinky said...

Oh, what a beautiful photograph - I feel I could reach through the screen to touch it.

Suldog said...

I love pussy willows. As a child, I'd collect some and bring them home, and delight in them for as long as they lasted.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Those colors are just luscious.

Jeannelle said...

What an amazing shot, Pat! We had pussy-willows when I was a kid and I loved them! A wonderful sign of early spring. Don't have them anymore, though.

Carolina said...

As am I. A very enlightening post, I always thought they were greyish too. I will never look at them in the same way.

JC said...

AMAZING. I had no idea they had such beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.