Sunday, 19 January 2014

Silent Sunday - Jan 19th 2014


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16 comments :

  1. I used to love these when I was little . They always looked soft and fluffy lol

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  2. I love them too Jilly, brave heralds of Spring!

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  3. Lamb's tails! Are they also called catkins or am I getting my childhood memories mixed up?

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  4. Le printemps arrive!!! Even if it's mid winter it's great to see signs of life again.

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  5. @LearnerMother - not heard them called Lamb's Tails in ages - it is such as apt description. Yes they are the catkins of hazel trees.

    @Phoebe - le printemps may be getting nearer but I do suspect winter may still have something up it's sleeve - we've hardly had any frosts so far and no snow. I am therefore enjoying these early spring flowers as much as I can whilst I can!

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  6. Ahh this definitely makes me think of spring! Great photo too, I like the colour of the catkins against the sky.

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  7. Thank you Jess - yes dreaming of Spring here too although it could be a way off just yet! I had wanted to take this photo on a sunny day but actually think it works better on a cloudy one.

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  8. Catkins! I used to love stroking these...I was a strange child :)

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  9. i love seeing these its a sign that spring is coming

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  10. @HodgePodgeDays - not strange at all - I still do stroke them!!

    @Helen - and let's hope winter doesn't have too many nasties left to throw at us.

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  11. I've noticed them flowering already which is completely crazy for January! Nothing else is ahead here though, snowdrops in bud but not in flower yet. It's a strange winter. :-)

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  12. @Mandy - I have seen all sorts of odd early things - leaves budding, Muscovy ducks laying eggs, butterflies and today we got a frost of -4 degrees! Some snowdrops are in bud, others are not even showing through yet. As you say, it is a very strange winter.

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  13. Thank you - bot quite in the same league as your ducks taking off photo though!

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  14. I love these, we have some in our garden too. Hopefully Spring is coming!

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  15. @Charly The countryside round here is full of hazel trees all full of lovely catkins. So pretty. I still worry Winter may be holding something back for us - like more of the frost we have had for the last two mornings!

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