hazel flower

Today I managed to take a photograph of one of the tiny hazel flowers that was referred to in my post yesterday. "`From those little red bits, the nuts come; if they receive pollen from the long danglers.’ `Little red flames, little red flames,’ murmured Hermione to herself. And she remained for some moments looking … Continue reading hazel flower

catkins and women in love

I'm not sure if this is just a particularly good year for catkins, or if I've simply never noticed them properly before, but they are everywhere at the moment. I always think of catkins as belonging to hazel trees, but apparently they are also found on hornbeam, birch, willow, sweet chestnut and poplar, amongst others. … Continue reading catkins and women in love