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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Pussy Willows!

Well... it's getting to be that time of year... time for... The Great Pussy Willow Hunt!!

It's been beary wet lately so the trail is a bit murky...

Good thing I have a sherpa to carry me over mucky sections.

Today we are hunting the elusive Power-line Pussy Willow... shhhh... be verwy verwy quiet...

There, do you see it??? Right between my ears...

I see them...

I snuck up on the pussy willows and they are stunning.

Beautiful specimens!

What do you think??

Now... mrph... if only... I could.... erg... find.... the pocket knife!

Whaddya mean there's no pocket knife??? I thought we had this discussion last year about keeping the backpack full of Important Items! Sigh... good help is hard to find.

But... they were easily ripped off. I didn't take a lot...

After the exertion of hunting pussy willows... it was nice to have a quiet stroll by the lake. Nice picture but...

I think it looks better with a bear! Don't you?

As Ajdin would say... Life is Beary Good!

11 comments:

  1. Luckily you are around to help decorate the house Sandy--if we left that to humans, there would be vases of poison ivy and dead sticks! Our snow if finally gone; someone is really wanting to get into the garden.

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    1. Jerry and Ben you are so right about leaving things up to the humans - I can just imagine it at our place; poison ivy and dead sticks everywhere!!!!

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    2. I shudder to think at the state of the world if stuffies were not around!

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  2. Sandy, at first it looks like you were on a old logging road looking for flowers then at a relaxing lake. Were they the same place?

    No adventures for me, my roommates are looking at replacing a car and the process is killing my adventuring time. However, it's time for something more reliable, no little fox (or human for that matter) wants to be stranded at a trailhead with a dead car.

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    1. Hm, well maybe a little surprise will arrive in the mail for you to perk up your day...you never know!

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    2. @L. Fox - both... it was an access road under powerlines which are about 5 minutes from the lake. People like to walk their dogs off leash under the wires.

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  3. Nice outing. Did you find any doggy willows while you were at it?

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    1. (Doggy willows look like pussy willows, but they have more bark. Heh heh.)

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    2. Hahahhaha!!!! Hmm... can't say I've seen any doggy willows...but the cattails are coming up. And I think the Electrified Cats Tail Moss (Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus) is doing well... Hey... why are so many plants named after cats but none after dogs???

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  4. great lakeside photos! and yes.. Life is Beary Good!

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    1. I know!!! Especially in Ajdin's House!! Are we going to watch Star Wars now?

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