evolving




this weekend was filled 
with 
sunshine
walks in the park
photo taking
brunch
flea market wandering
beautification™
two holidays
and
the end of bread for a week
honestly
 its not a 
hardship
it is 
one 
of the ways 
I still observe 
the rituals 
of my 
childhood

last weekend 
whilst 
walking 
The High Line 
I spied 
branches
 on what I guessed was a willow tree

 wait 

Googling
 I learn
 that
 the 
tree or shrub
 is called 
Salix discolor

it was
evolving
pussy willow buds 
into
 those 
caterpillar-ery looking things 
that
might
 be a 
'flower'
 into
 those
 lovely 
little 
green 
leaves



thanks for visiting 
as 
my friend Suldog 
says
soon, with more better stuff

19 comments:

  1. It's nice of Spring to bring us cute fuzzy things. :-))

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  2. Pussy Willow reminds me of soft little kitten paws..so pretty when 'blooming' out..Sounds like you had a nice weekend! Hoping you have a good week, too!

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  3. Spring is bursting out all over! those buds look so soft..

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  4. I haven't seen pussy willows in a long long time so I appreciate your photos of the little fuzzies.

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  5. Isn't nature amazing! Wonderful close ups of this springtime miracle Daryl.. good luck with the bread thing, Aimee and I gave up carbohydrates for a while and the hardest of all was freshly baked bread!!

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  6. What an extremely cool picture! Spring is upon us, and it feels good!!

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  7. All caught up now...Very cool plant. Happy breadlessness (at least it's only once a year, yes?).

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  8. I love peanut butter on matzoh
    and matzoh in tomato soup

    I love this plant, it's precious

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  9. They're nifty when they start out, aren't they. And don't you find you notice these little things so much more with a camera in your hands?

    Strawberry jam on matzoh is yummy. I'm a bad Jew though. I made a turkey at Frank's yesterday and yes, I stuffed it with bread. And it was delicious, too!

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  10. Bread alone would be no problem for me...love it, but I've never tried for a whole week.

    Spring is just the most beautiful time of the year :)

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  11. We planted a neighbors pussy willow bush last fall that he was digging up to throw away. In the last week that thing has gone berserk! I love it!!!!

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  12. Love pussy willows, and these are great images Daryl!

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  13. Loved the musings. . .


    Warm Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

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  14. As always your weekend sounds wonderful. Just the Beautification part alone. And of course the High Line.

    Those buds look just like caterpillars. Mother Nature is something else.

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  15. I love pussywillows. They call them 'kitties' here.

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  16. Love the photos. Happy holidays. We're a dual-holiday family too. I'm not all that observant, although I always buy matzoh.

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  17. Not sure I've ever seen pussy willows in the caterpillar stage, but found the sidewalk filled with similar looking greenery critters fallen from a tree.

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