Pussywillow Branches in the Mist

We’ve had a nice period of rain here on our Shenandoah Valley farm, so I missed my daily walk around the property. Today I ventured out and endured wet sneakers to see what’s blooming under the gray sky and misty air.

The few blooming daffodils are weighed down with the droplets, and the forsythia looks as if it’s covered with tissue-paper flowers. The grape hyacinths are already fading, and the bridal wreath spirea looks like it’s ready to burst.

Prettiest of all on this cloudy day? The pussywillow. It has “peaked” and is starting to puff out with seed.

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*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

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