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Wordless Wednesday: Pussy Willow

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“Pussy Willow”

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22 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Pussy Willow

  • Woof! Woof! It looks like a Black n White photo but its not. It’s beautiful photo. Happy BlogPaws WW. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    • Part way there, Sugar, but not all the way. Good to see you, Woof Wednesday!

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    • Stephanie, we think you and the girls are still under a blanket of snow, yes? We can at least see the ground and had some sun today! Happy WW!

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  • You have been underestimating your talents in photography, Bernadette. The use of chiaroscuro here is quite sophisticated and I’m glad you recognized the photo as a special one!

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    • Meg, thank you! This photo was taken with film in about 1998 or so, and it was one of the ones that convinced me maybe I wasn’t just taking photos as references for future paintings. I desaturated the color–if you go to the link you’ll see the original–and though I liked that one it was oversaturated, as film tended to do with contrasty images and lots of late day sunlight, but it had to be shot that way in order to get that absolutely solid dark background. And it made the image feel so heavy. I loved the abstract, light and airy quality.

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      • I thought they were different! I prefer the one on this page; it puts emphasis on the composition.
        Stay fluffy!

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  • The composition of this photo is perfect making it stunning. Mom loves pussywillows and wants to plant one. We have never met that kind of kitty. Purrs and Hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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    • Kitties, they are tiny white kittens who are born from buds on a tree branch–imagine that! Tell your human they are very easy to grow, just make sure, 1) she really wants one because they are forever, and, 2) you don’t plant it near any water lines because they will break them open and drink out of them!

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  • Is the kitty’s name really Willow? That would be awesome. The picture is beauitiful and peaceful. I love it …

    Andrea (Izzi) @ From the Sol

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    • Andrea, his name was actually Namir in real life, but for this photo it was indeed his name, and just a trick of the lighting that makes it look so abstract.

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    • Cody, I always cut a few branches from my pussy willow each spring to bring inside because I love the catkins and the branches! I don’t have a tall one any more because of a few black cats….

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  • da tabbies o trout towne

    WAY awesum photo !!

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    • Thanks, Cat Lady! All these years later I still like this one.

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