A quick and easy vignette before I finally call quits on productivity for the day. Wednesday Vignette is hosted by Anna of Flutter & Hum.
A few leaves on Comptonia peregrina have clung to the branches and matured to a beautiful chestnut brown. I love the shape and texture. The tight little catkins at the base of the leaves are still some time from their quiet spring debut. They aren't very showy, but the promise of spring is still there. Meanwhile, the hazelnuts (or filberts, if you prefer) in the woods are displaying their showy yellow catkins already. They say it is spring. I like their thinking.