No - not another puzzle. Today's subject took me back to the days of my youth (yep, again) - back to memories of springs gone by.
Since we lived in the country, there were swamps (as we called them back then - today's pc word is 'wetlands') and you could always find pussy willows growing in or near them. I recall that they were one of the very early signs of life in the spring, and I would always break off some twigs and take them home where my mother would put them in a vase. Once the buds were fully developed they would fall off and be replaced by leaves, and lo and behold, most of the twigs would have also developed roots. Being a 'budding' gardener (yeah, I know - bad pun), I would take them to some spot and plant them. I think I was the Johnny Appleseed of pussy willows.
Well, I happen to have 2 of them growing near the house (no, I didn't plant these but they weren't there either when we moved here) and as you can see, they're heralding the onset of spring. Happy days are here again ... !
(60mm f4 15 sec ISO400)