Pussy Willows are blooming. Their soft fuzzy nubs (catkins) are curious and fun flowers that are among the early risers in Spring. Pussy Willows are named after tiny cats’ paws according to The Brooklyn Botanic Garden. So in the spirit of Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss I wrote the following in 2016:
It’s a pussy willow kind-of-day
a little fuzzy ~ a little gray.
The sun skies in and out,
Around clouds out and about.
I have nothing more to say – just that
It’s a pussy willow kind-of-day.