Saturday, March 14, 2009

IF: Legendary Catkins

According to an old Polish legend, many springtimes ago a mother cat was crying at the bank of the river in which her kittens were drowning. The willows at the river's edge longed to help her, so they swept their long graceful branches into the waters to rescue the tiny kittens who had fallen into the river while chasing butterflies. The kittens gripped on tightly to their branches and were safely brought to shore. Each springtime since, goes the legend, the willow branches sprout tiny fur-like buds at their tips where the tiny kittens once clung.(


Steve Cozart said...

You illustrations and photos are beautiful.
I noticed that you are in upstate NY... do you know who James Ransome is (children's book illustrator)? Just curious.
Great stuff.

susan magnolia said...

Your blog is lovely and these studies are wonderful. ^_^
Thank you for sharing!