So I posted a photo of magnolia flowers, after confusing it with the pussy willow. No more mixups! No more hesitation! I present the real pussy willow aka the fluffy cat tree. Or the fluffy bunny tree. Or the fluffy sheep tree. Just follow this formula and you can’t go wrong: (fluffy) + (name of your animal of choice).
I encountered witch hazel for the first time at Cootes Paradise in March of this year. This nature sanctuary in Burlington is one of my favourite places to go for a long walk and take pictures. There was a cold breeze. Everything was grey. Not a splash of colour could be seen throughout the entire park, except for the numerous red cardinals perched amid the trees.