Pussywillow On The Easter Table

The Pussywillows are in bud–a perfect time to cut some branches to bring inside.  Place the branches in a tall vase with warm water and watch them slowly unfurl.

PUSSY WILLOW/CATKINS

PUSSY WILLOW/CATKINS

The soft downy bloom reminds me of baby duck down or bunny fir–both very reminiscent of childhood Easters.

My uncle raised rabbits and would occasionally bring baby bunnies to the family Easter dinner for the kids to hold.  I miss holding a small living thing in my hands.  Life is what Easter is all about.

About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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