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Friday, May 16, 2008

Bend little willow. . .


If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not
blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
Khalil Gibran
My contribution to SkyWatch Friday -- my favorite tree, the weeping willow, not quite in full leaf, shining flourescent against the bright blue sky last week. More sky views at Tom's place.

24 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

That's a beautiful shot! I love the glow of spring on the willow!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I remember our two weeping willows and how large they were when we had this office built onto the back of our house. They were little more than broom handle size when planted and when cut down the were hollow like a wash tub and about 3 feet through the center. The man who took them down said we were very lucky as they would have fallen in a hard wind because they were hollow inside.

This is a nice photograph of a smaller willow and one that works perfectly for Sky Watch Friday.

bobbie said...

This is a very charming picture. Willows are so lovely.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh Wow i love the golden color

quinttarantino said...

Not only that is a beautiful photo, but the quote is magnificent.
I loved it.

Anemone said...

What a spesial tree..., and it looks so very beautiful...

Great !!

Wishes for a lovely weekend to you, comes here from Norway.

Dave Coulter said...

Lovely photo & prose! :)

Rose said...

I love this photo...I have tried to start a collection of weeping willow shots but not getting very far with it.

Old Wom Tigley said...

This really is a delightful sight.. and a great use of the colours we come across in nature...
Thank you for sharing this today.

RuneE said...

We both agree on the wind, but I envy you the tree...

CrazyCow said...

Lovely combination of colours. Weeping Willows are one of my favourite trees.

Petunia said...

A great golden shot:)

Petunia's SWF

Tommy V said...

nice picture

Daniel J Santos said...

beautiful colors, great picture.

Marie said...

What a beautiful photo!

John said...

Lovely photo!

Catherine said...

Beautiful skywatch!! Beautiful colors!!
Have a beautiful weekend!
Cat

dot said...

What a great shot! That tree is just gorgeous!

sandy's notes said...

I just love your quote. I also love how Willows are so yellow before turning green. You have picked a wonderful tree to be your favorite.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A glorious sight! Lovely photo.

roentarre said...

The yellow trees are really moody. Love the poetic feel from the shot

Old Wom Tigley said...

I've just nipped by to see how your sky watch went on and to read a few comments.. I;m not surprised you got such nice comments.. that willow is a sight to see.
I'll catch up with you after the weekend.. thanks for helping to make Sky Watch so good.
Tom

Neva said...

The willows around me aren't quite as in bloom as this one....very nice.

musings said...

That gold against the blue is absolutely stunning.