Birch blossoms

The river birch is one of our favorite trees, and their buds are now expanding, blossoming, and opening in preparation to release their seeds for another generation.  They look like nothing so much as delicate, yellow-green fluffy caterpillars hanging from the branch tips and doing a little swaying dance whenever there’s the slightest breeze.

 

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13 Responses to Birch blossoms

  1. Frank Wallace says:

    Very unusual.

  2. hellenjc says:

    I like this a lot…love the depth of field and the lining up..

  3. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful catkins. Lovely image.

  4. Adrian says:

    Great DOF Gary,and nice bit of text!

  5. I’m really liking all these spring blooms you’ve been posting. Love the DOF and repetition on this one. Beautiful.

    • krikitarts says:

      I do so look forward to the awakenings and opportunities to study them in new ways that I haven’t thought of before. It’s especially rewarding when treasured friends like you let me know that you share the passion!

  6. Love the focal point and DOF. Really beautiful shot!

    • krikitarts says:

      The light was perfect, and I’d been admiring these catkins for a couple of hours, when I finally couldn’t stand just watching them swaying in the breeze but had to get out and DO something about it. I’m quite sure you know the feeling all too well…

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