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A light and gentle vase on Monday

If you go back a post to yesterday's 'Sunday sunshine' https://therunningwave.blogspot.com/2019/02/sunday-sunshine.html you will see the tree the pussy willow branches in today's vase came from.  The furry catkins are quite spectacular - as good as anything you might buy, at vast expense, from a florist's shop!  Today they are joined by the delicate blossoms of blackthorn.  Finding them in the hedgerow, in full bloom, is the moment I always look forward to, as winter turns into spring.  This time last year we were about to be blanketed in snow by the beast from the east - fingers crossed that doesn't happen again any time soon!

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  1. The pure white blossom of the blackthorn is gorgeous, I must try to find some here! The willow branches are spectacular and all very beautifully captured in your images.

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    1. Thank you! The blackthorn blossom smelt so good! Almondy, warmed by the sun! Bliss.

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  2. Beautiful, so pretty and delicate. Lovely nod to spring. xx

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    1. Too early for spring but it seems to have sprung! In this ridiculous, unpredictable world we can only wonder what next! Snow? Anything seems to be possible! x

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    1. Thank you! The vase is bringing lots of pleasure!

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  4. What a beautiful combination and a great example f bringing the outside inside to enjoy - lovely, Amanda!

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    1. Thank you Cathy! Without your brilliant idea they might not be sitting here on the kitchen table, looking scrumptious! A

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  5. How lovely. Furry pussy willow and blossom, so Springlike. And the primroses are in bloom in the ditches round here. We are at the end of the tunnel.

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    1. Hooray to be near the end of the tunnel! The mornings are lighter, and the late afternoons - real progress! I've got one lovely clump of primroses, which is pleasingly bigger than it was last year! One of my favourites. A

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  6. The Blackthorn blooms and the pussywillow make a great combination, Amanda. I love pussywillow and wish that I could grow it. As a kid, my brother even named one of our cats after the plant. The name was apt, although standing outside calling the cat made us look a little ridiculous ;)

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    1. I love pussy willow too! One memory of my young days was a school friend telling me that her younger sister shoved a pussy willow catkin up my friend's nostril, and she had to go to hospital to have it removed! Some images are hard to erase, even with the passing of many years!!! A

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