Sometimes you just have to post repeatedly about a subject - like the colours of the willow branches, intensifying after some frosty nights, and amplified by late afternoon sun.
The colours in the field looked so inviting from the house that I decided to walk out and try to capture some of it. Above is Salix x 'Flame' on November 11, 2010 burning in the late afternoon sun.
Salix x rubens 'Hutchinsons Yellow' - true to its name somewhat more yellowish - stunning.
Salix 'Americana' had taken on a beautiful brown colour with a touch of pink.
Time for harvesting has arrived - at least for some varieties.
Words and photos by Lene Rasmussen,Willows.