Spring brings certain simple pleasures along with the warming weather. One of my favorites is the emergence of the pussy willows. There is that brief period when they break open to expose the little fuzzy precursor to the actual leaf. When harvested in this state and kept dry, they will last for months. However, if you add water to the container they will continue their natural path to leafing out.
Canon 5DS, Canon EF 100mm f/1.8 Macro USM, ISO 50, 100mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec, processed in Silver Efex Pro 2.
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