Corylus avellana)trees and are the the female flowers, the male ones being the more familiar 'catkins' which dangle in the wind sending out clouds of pollen with each passing breeze. Getting close to the female flowers, you can see how attractive they are.
Tussilago farfara). This plant has been used for years as a treatment for coughs. The name 'Tussilago' means 'Cough Suppressant'. If dried and smoked, the plant is also supposed to be an effective treatment for other lung problems such as asthma - wouldn't like to try it though!
By the way, thought it was about time I had a change to the look of my blog. Do hope you like the new layout and colour theme.