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Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Hazelnut catkins Posted by Picasa

9 comments:

Rock said...

Is that what these are? I've seen then many times but didn't know what they were.

Sidney said...

They don't seem to like the snow nor the cold! :-)

owen said...

Thank god I'm not the only one who forgets the names of all these things I see all around me. I knew they were catkins, but my knowledge of tree names is really quite poor.

susan said...

When I first discovered your blog, I was amazed at how you could find something worth photographing every day, but you do! And it is always very interesting and worth seeing (anew). Now I am worried that since your blog says 'a year-long photoblog' that it is almost over! I think your photoblog should be the "Year's Best Pictures".

regzgz said...

A very creative prespective on this photo. Well done.

alexandra said...

What a lovely composition... and Catkins? Already? A little early aren't they Judy, or am I wrong?

Seeing Anew said...

I wondered the same thing, Alexandra, because I read a lot of British novels, and they always seem to mention the appearance of catkins as one of the first signs of spring. I checked online and sure enough, these hazelnut catkins often appear in January and are considered a first sign of spring. I read that they can even appear as early as October if conditions are right. So you are right, this IS early for them. Happy Spring everyone!

Paul said...

I understood that catkins grow in winter but open to pollinate the female flowers in late winter. It's the female flowers that then turn in to Hazelnuts. I could be wrong though.

Nice close-up all the same.

JAMIE said...

Very lovely!