Forsythia and the Cat

image of a studio photograph of a forsythiaIt’s been a more gentle winter than last year. But it’s been cold. Very cold.

In spite of the sun, there have been plenty of dark days.

On January 1st I trimmed some branches from my forsythia and forced them indoors.

image of a studio photograph of a forsythiaSince the 10th, when it bloomed, I’ve had this beautiful bouquet bringing colour into the house.

image of a studio photograph of a forsythiaI love the structure of the forsythia. The tiny flowers on the hardwood branches.

But where’s the colour you ask.

image of a studio photograph of a forsythiaHere it is.

image of a studio photograph of a forsythiaIn full glory.

image of a studio photograph of a forsythiaLovely warm blossoms.

Forsythia in Studio 7I can’t help but feel a touch of spring when I see them.

Forsythia in the Studio with Oppenheimer 1And neither can Oppenheimer.

Forsythia in the Studio with Oppenheimer 2He was thrilled to be allowed up on a table for the shoot.

Forsythia in the Studio with Oppenheimer 3But only so thrilled.

Forsythia in the Studio with Oppenheimer 4After a while he gave me this look. I think he’s done with the camera in his face. Thanks.

image of a studio photograph of a forsythiaAnd really, it’s all about the forsythia.

Lovely messenger of spring.

Even as you lose your blossoms, the warm days grow closer.

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6 thoughts on “Forsythia and the Cat

  1. I’d forgotten that forsythia can be forced! unfortunately, I don’t have access to any that wouldn’t feel like stealing if I clipped a couple of branches, but I’m so happy you posted this so I can live vicariously through you 😉

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