Monday, March 11, 2013

Soft Signs of Spring

Close your eyes

Do not peek

And I'll rub Spring

Across your cheek.

Fluffy as a kitten

Warm as fur

The only thing missing

Is the tell-tale purr.

White tufted cotton

Beneath a crimson hat

Clouds of pussy willows

 Imagine that!

Inspired by the poem: Pussy Willows
By: Aileen Fisher


  1. Excellent depth of field. You truly captured the mystery of this plant and turned it into a cosy sweater, I just want to rub my face in them. Hope I'm not allerfic! Good show Rosemary, keep up the good work.

  2. Getting even closer. Brilliant Rosemary.

  3. Your pictures look 3-D! I loved them as a kid and still do as an adult. Pussy willows are a sure sign that spring is right around the corner.

  4. O wat mooi die katjes hier zie je er nog iets van.

  5. Thanks, Rosemary, you *know* I needed that. Your images look great, feel good, and inspire hope that I'll get some like them. Someday soon.

  6. Oh, I wish we had pussy willows in our garden. We just don't have the room or the right kind of space. But thanks for sharing these!

  7. Hello Rosemary!
    Brilliant pictures.
    In spring you have.
    Females - are the basis of its forerunners.
    I cordially greet :)

  8. Pussy willows are a sure sign that spring is right around the corner.

  9. Cudowne wyglądają bazie, piękne zwiastuny wiosny, na tle błękitnego nieba. Pozdrawiam.
    Based look wonderful, beautiful trailers spring against a blue sky. Yours.

  10. This has made my rough day turn into something beautiful. Thank you! You photos and writing are soothing to the soul.

  11. So beautiful! It's hard to believe these furry things grow on branches. I have never seen it. I have seen cut branches but not the actual shrub. Must be heavenly!

  12. Lovely pictures Rosemary, I haven't got any willow around here so I haven't seen these for years. Back where I am from these are called (translated to English) goslings, and they do look a bit like that, don't you think?
    Hope you have a great week!

  13. What beautiful photos, Rosemary! I enjoyed the lovely poem too. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  14. La douceur du printemps en photos grâce à vous... les mots qui les accompagnent sont tout aussi sucrés.
    Gros bisous

  15. Such lovely pictures and poem, Rosemary. Really beautiful!

  16. Nice pictures you show. There is something special about churches. For many, many years ago I saw Cologne Cathedral. Wish you a good Tuesday :) Hanne Bente

  17. Dear Rosemary - I adore pussy willows and you have captured them to perfection along with the lovely words from Aileen Fisher.

  18. Beautiful pictures Rosemary, good depth you have in the photos.
    Great as the willow catkins, the beginning of spring.
    Here it is still winter and really, really cold.
    Greetings Irma

  19. Very beautiful pictures of thoses furry buds!
    It does look like spring where your are... in France it's a set back!
    Snow in north and cold in the south!
    Keep well Rosemary!

  20. Wow Rosemary, really wonderful and well captured!
    I didn't closed my eyes! I want to see and feel its softness.

    Here in Holland a week ago it was spring ( 15 degrees +) but now it's snowing and freezing again. We have to wait for it's really spring.

    Have a nice day,

  21. How very nicely done with these kittens Rosemary. A lovely blue sky and beautiful kittens branches. Beautiful close-ups and great exposures. Compliments.

  22. Bonsoir et bien c'est la première fois que je vois ces pantes que je ne connais pas du tout
    elles sont tellement belles je trouve
    des petits plumeaux
    merci pour ce si beau partage bonne soirée

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  24. Rosemarie,
    Looks like the snow replaced by spring branches GREAT well done!
    regards, Annie

  25. Ah Pussy Willows. :) We had one in our yard when I was growing up. Such a charming plant. Your photos are wonderful!

  26. Wonderful photos, clever title, SPRING nice results!!!

  27. Those are the fattest, fuzziest buds I have seen! I do think I can hear them purr.

  28. Pussy willows ae not native to our country but come Chinese New Year time, tons of it would be imported for the celebration, mainly to decorate the homes. Your potography is wonderful. Sometimes it is not easy to photograph white with great clarity.

  29. These are excellent pictures! Wish we have this plant in our country. I can only imagine the softness and fluffiness on my cheeks :)
    I'm amazed to see such 'purity' under that hat.

  30. What a lovely poem! Great pictures too!

  31. Ich wünsche dir eine schöne Zeit im Frühling....Deine Bilder sind traumhaft schön....Lieben GRuß Erwin

  32. very soft and dreamy :-)
    Your Spring is forward than ours.. still snow today.
    have a nice Sunday

  33. As a kid, I would cut some of these branches off and put them in a vase for my mom. I loved the soft and fuzzy hairs. So pretty and your pics remind me of that memory...thank you:)


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