Golden Catkins in the Evening Sun

Golden Catkins in the Evening Sun
Golden Catkins in the Evening Sun

Today’s treat is not a single flower but a whole profusion of these wonderful golden willow catkins. The evening sun was shining through them and they were lit so beautifully from behind that I couldn’t resist photographing all of them. The lens I use (my little vintage Russian Helios 44-2) created a wonderful bokeh in this scene, too, which was an added bonus. In what can be quite dark days for many of us, I hope this light might help to lift the darkness a little bit. I send a warm hug to all my friends at the start of their weekend. A flower a Day #245 

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4 Responses

  1. Like a tree full of little caterpillars, each tiny stem having its own personal ‘fuzzy bear’ Couldn’t you make up just the most endearing children’s story to explain the presence of these soft light-catchers on the tree? Something to make their eyes grow wide and to cause them to see the tree in a completely new way? What fun for all. However one may see them, they are delightful to look at and another example of the most imaginative diversity of nature. Thank you, Ellie.

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    1. I think someone most definitely should make up just such a story! What a great idea. Thanks Janet. I’m glad if it inspired you with such a thought.

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  2. Lovely, Ellie. I do like the way the sun shines through it emphasize the golden colours on the willow. Is very bright and cheery. Which adds to this beautiful sunny day. Thanks again for sharing and hugs along to you and Steve

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