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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Backyard Trees

A pussy willow tree was among the trees and shrubs that we had planted in our back yard some 23 years ago, when we first moved to this house. Because of its placement at one corner of the yard and the overgrowth of some of the other plants, it's not an easy tree to view from within the yard. We have to go outside the boundary of trees and shrubs and view it from our neighbor's side.

Today, as I walked around the yard, observing the spring buds and flowers, I stepped through the wall of shrubs to see how the pussy willow was faring. Here are a few photos.

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11 comments:

  1. Nature has such infinite variety. Beautiful pictures.

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  2. Beautiful. Each season has so much beauty.The pussy willows are out here as well.

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  3. Oh.. they look so lovely. I never see any around here but I know there's some in the field near Frank's place. I guess I'll have to visit him soon. ;)

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  4. Stephen - Yes, there is beauty all around us if we'll just take the time to notice it. Thanks for the kind words.

    Theresa - Those funny little blooms are pretty neat, aren't they?

    Ruth - So true about the beauty of the seasons. We are blessed.

    Hilary - I've rarely gone to the trouble to look closely at the pussy willow "blossoms." But they caught my attention during this lovely early spring we're having. Hope you find some at Frank's. Glad I could give you an excuse to go for a visit. :)

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  5. Wow, I'm not sure I've ever seen one of those! How does it smell?

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  6. Elizabeth - Truthfully, I've never seen them looking like this before. But I thought they were awfully pretty, with the sunlight shining through them. As for fragrance, there isn't any that I can detect.

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  7. Very, very nice, Linda. I especially like the last shot. There's a hint of surrealism in the glow of the flowers.

    I'm glad you decided to slash your way through the undergrowth with camera in hand. ;)

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  8. Frank - I did have to hold the camera over my head as I pushed through the underbrush. :) Thanks for the kind words.

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  9. Just lovely, Linda. You have a fantastic blog. Love the photos as well.

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  10. Wren - Welcome, and thanks so much for the kind words.

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