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Turkey Oak

Richard Bell’s Wild West Yorkshire nature diary,  Friday,  20th  March 2009

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Turkey oak

THIS TURKEY OAK at Carl & Susan’s looks wintry but it’s increasingly in the minority as buds swell further day by day. The catkins on hazel, willows and alders (not to mention some of the cultivated trees that I see every year and still can’t put a name to) are making the most of it; dispersing their pollen before the airways around them become obstructed by the growth of leaves.


This is in ArtPen with Noodler’s ink plus watercolour. I hadn’t realised that I’d lost it, but Carl & Susan found my ArtPen with the M nib which I must have dropped in an armchair when I was here on Christmas Day. Nice to have it back!