Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring in Bath: Black Poplar Catkins

One of my latest obsessions are the wonderful red male catkins of the Black Poplar trees. The sunny weather we had last week made them unfurl from their buds like amazing carmine Caterpillars and I can't stop taking photos of them. The female catkins are dull in comparison- lime green and not nearly so powerful as you will see from the final image:

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