I Heart Macro – Pussy Willows


Its time for another ♥ I Heart Macro Sunday! ♥

 

We had a huge storm here about a month ago.  Branches and trees blew down all over the city.  We live near a wetland area, where pussy willows grow large; happy to have their feet wet all the time.  Pussy willow branches broke off in the storm and littered the sides of our little country road.

6 pussy willow buds

Pussy willows at dawn

I discovered that even when pussy willows have been snapped off from the tree and even when they’ve laid on the ground for 2 or 3 weeks, the downed branches still have enough  life in them to put forth pussy willows and continue  the cycle of life.

 close up of 2 emerging pussywillow catkins

Pussy willow catkins

There is a lesson here for me.  Although at times I may feel broken by life’s storms; although I feel that pieces of me lay scattered on the ground; there is still life within me. I can summon that life to grow anew.  I can go on.

blooming pussy willows

Pussy willows with pollen

4 pussy willows with pollen

Pussy willows with pollen

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I love all things beady and beautiful! I design jewelry, blog, arrange flowers, travel, spend time with family and friends, cook, savor nature, and enjoy reading. email: llandig@msn.com

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11 comments on “I Heart Macro – Pussy Willows
  1. SallyA says:

    These pictures are so terrific, Linda. I had no idea that pussy willows put out pollen like that. Gorgeous!

  2. CraftyHope says:

    They’re so fluffy!! I just want to pet them.
    Lovely shots Linda!

  3. Michelle B. says:

    Oh my these look so soft and fuzzy! How Cool! Great shots!!

  4. Tamara says:

    oh…I love these shots and I’ve never seen pussywillows with pollen on them..wow
    have a great week

  5. Jessica says:

    Gorgeous, Linda, and great message as well.

  6. These are exquisite…I’m looking forward to pussywillows blooming here in a couple of months…it is a treat to see them in your beautiful photos.

  7. Sharyl says:

    Sometimes these look more “animal” than “plant” to me–like antlers or something… I didn’t know they bloomed yellow either! Beautiful closeups, Linda!

  8. Great close up shots. I enjoyed learning about this plant.

  9. Kristi says:

    I love your photos Linda, Pussy Willow’s are so amazing and you’ve captured them beautifully!!!

  10. Nice shots, especially I like the second one.

    Regards and best wishes

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