Sunday, February 8, 2009

Today's Flowers

I'm sick of winter right now and I'm glad about everything that's growing. Here's the first flower I saw this year:
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It's witch hazel and around here, always among the first plants to bloom. And another sign of spring:
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Willow catkins. In German, they are called Kaetzchen (kittens) or Pusekaetzchen by children, meaning something like fluffy kitten.

See more flowers at the Today's Flowers meme

15 comments:

Lilli & Nevada said...

How beautiful and lucky that your able to see this already, we don't usually see any thing till March and that is a Maybe.

the daily said...

what is the name of the first flower??? never seen in here, i think..

My entry for TF this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

VALKYRIEN said...

I really love those hazels! Looks almost unreal! Great capture!

Maria said...

I'm also longing for spring but I only in the flower shops could I find some blossoms :)
Nice shots, thanks for sharing!

arleena said...

Nice flowers.

Denise said...

Such lovely photos, thank youf or sharing them.

Judy said...

Is that what witch hazel flowers look like? I have never seen them before, only the linament or whatever. You could put them into a scifi show, they look so odd.
And who doesn't go "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!" when pussywillows are in sight!! Ours are not nearly ready yet.

guild-rez said...

True..they are called Kätzchen!!
Love your pictures, very pretty.

Raven said...

You have taken some lovely photos and I am glad spring is coming for yu

ilanadavita said...

Beautiful shots and promising omens.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your witch hazel and pussy willows are wonderful. AH! Spring!! I still have a while to wait here. Meanwhile I'll enjoy yours. ;-)

Leora said...

Willow catkins: I'll remember that beauty. Sure does look like a fluffy kitten. Thanks for sharing your signs of spring.

dot said...

Amazing looking flowers especially that second one.

We have a few daffodils coming up here.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Jennifer

Interesting and beautiful plants you have posted.
Thanks for sharing!

Luiz

Tammie Lee said...

Oh I love the first close up of this flower, it shows how unique it is. Lovely.