Saturday, 9 May 2009

Oak Flowers

A young oak tree, low enough to photograph the male flowers clusters hanging down while the fewer female flowers are upright above the catkins. They depend on the wind for pollination so this week must have been excellent for them as it has been blowing heartily. We will expect lots of little acorns in the autumn.

And maybe we will anticipate a good summer because
If the oak's before the ash
You will only get a splash,
If the ash before the oak
You are sure to get a soak.

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