Monday, July 21, 2014

Wolf willow

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I'm particularly fond of willows. They're host to the most interesting galls. The yellow willows glow so magnificently in the fall. And in the spring I always like getting a snootful of big, ratty pussywillows. It reminds me of my grandmother's backyard and how she'd always trim some branches for her biggest vase. And then we'd eat peanut butter and marshmallow square.

But I'd never seen Wolf Willow before, despite a stay at the Stegner House in nearby East End.

Here it is in bloom. (Thanks to Harvey Schmidt for the ID!)

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