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Witch hazel, Hamamelis, our earliest golden shrub to bloom each spring.

What a golden day it has been here today. 

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From sunrise to sunset, we’ve enjoyed the kiss of spring.

Hazel catkins lit by sunset's glow.

Hazel catkins lit by sunset’s glow.

Smiles just bubbled up naturally when one walked out of doors into the warmth and bright sunshine.

I went searching for gold today; for that brilliant joyful golden yellow which heralds spring in Virginia.

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And I was richly rewarded.

I hope your Saturday has been golden and full of joy; doing things you love.

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All Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

“It’s spring fever.  That is what the name of it is. 

And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want,

but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” 

Mark Twain

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

4 responses to “Golden

  1. farseems

    yes that is exactly as one feels. Mark Twain you got it sooo right

  2. Beautiful witch hazel pictures! I have a yellow witch hazel tree I planted nearly 10 years ago but it has not started showing it’s color yet! 🙂 I saw a few signs of spring color this morning, it’s about time!

    • Its about time! I hope yours is out soon. It must be quite large at 10 years old 😉 There’s a very nice article on witch hazel out this month in Horticulture magazine. I had no idea there are so many cultivars. Hope your Sunday is as warm and sunny as ours. Best, WG N

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