Willow catkins

Taken in the rain last week:

My idea was to visit a big shrubby willow that had catkins a week or so before. I was hoping that the anthers would be out and covered with drops. Most of the catkins had opened, but the rain had turned them into matted clusters, like wet hair. I tried photographing them, but the sodden clusters of anthers didn’t show the drops or the anthers well. Then I found this branch and took a series for a stacked image.

7 thoughts on “Willow catkins

  1. The colors surprised me. When I think of pussy willows, I think of them as gray. The combination of the droplets and the subtle yellows and reds is so pretty. I rather like the solid sheen of water on some of them, too. They almost look as though they’re encased in ice.

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