Monday, May 4, 2009

Catkins of Red Oak

It is early Spring, and while the forsythia blooms as yellow haze in the background, I am inspired by the dancing catkins of the early bloom of the red oak. In feline grace, the feathery leaves emerge pink, only to unfurl to the beautiful points of a summer's shade of green.


  1. Oh, I love this! They look like the fairies my daughter and I think we see in our favorite garden.

  2. You know I almost titled this Oak Fairies, but when I identified the tree via the web, I came across the term catkin and since it is a new word for me I decided to use it instead. Thanks Megan, you're a true child of nature... your daughter is a very lucky little girl!