Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Last of the Pussy Willows


American Pussy-willow
Salix discolor
(SAL-iks) (DIS-kol-or)

10 comments:

jams o donnell said...

A superb photo as ever. Beautifully composed and exposed. I have a tree paeony flower this week

Anya said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw GREAT SHOT :))
Happy WW !!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

very cool shot

Denise said...

You took an awesome photograph. It is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing with Today's Flowers.

Joanne MV said...

Lots of flowers here! :)

Thanks for sharing all of them ;)

Happy WW!

SandyCarlson said...

Wow. This super photo will have to stand in for the real deal for me this season. Haven't seen a one!

Dora said...

Nice and creative shot!

Happy WW. ;)

Lori said...

Wow, great shot!! Happy WW:)

George Africa said...

Greetings from Vermont!

Great pussy willow shot! Here in Vermont the unusual 80 degree days have sent the pussy willows into yellow pollen puffs floating in the breeze. I just ordered 4 different willows from Bluestem Nursery http://bluestem.ca. One is a corkscrew type used for floral arrangements, not the flowers. One is a French willow which I had as a kid--a great producer for abundant, fat catkins.

George Africa
The Vermont Gardener
http://thevermontgardener.blogspot.com

Vermont Flower Farm
http://vermontflowerfarm.com

ChrisJ said...

We used to have a pussy willow tree, but every year the black and yellow caterpillars got to it and stripped it clean. They did the same to my neighbor's weeping willow. You could see them marching relentlessly across our driveway from their tree to ours. So in the end we had to get rid of it. Very sad, because I love pussy willows.