First signs of spring

catkins

This is a photo of some Hazel catkins which I took today – I am thinking this is early in the year to see so many. Although spring is several weeks away the first signs are there to see. Given all the snow, wind and rain we have had just recently it is remarkable that the catkins haven’t all blown away. What you see here are the male golden tassels and they rely on the wind to transfer pollen to the small female reddish flowers – coming soon !

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