Monday 11 February 2019

Have you seen the tiny red hazel flowers?

You may be familiar with the male catkins of the hazel tree which have been out for a couple of weeks now

but have you ever noticed the tiny red female flowers that are only coming out now? There's one in the photo above, to the left of the catkins.

Moving closer in we can see how pretty these tiny flowers are

And I now finally seem to have worked out how to get the best from the macro setting on my camera! So I should be able to more easily take photos like this in the future.


Magyar said...

So nice, Juliet!
__ Ah... a year's blooms hidden within each forest. K and I know of Hazel trees here, as must other peoples of New England. The empty forests... emptiness, full of life.

never hidden
with this walking stick
full forest

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love finding beauty that can easily be overlooked. When I do, I feel sorry for anyone who hasn’t discovered it! Macro photography is a great way to slow down and appreciate the wonder!