Monday, March 24, 2014

the willow


The willows being one of the first trees to sprout green really stand out in early spring.  This is right next to the bike path in Amboise.  By contrast, here's how another one looked during a previous year's snow.

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  1. You really can't forgive for the lack of snow this winter, can you :-)

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    1. No, I'm going through withdrawal !

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  2. So beautiful both in the snow and now! I noticed yesterday that there's quite a lot of green already...

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    1. Yeah, I think we're off to a fast start this year... unlike last year.

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  3. We had one at the place where I grew up. They are beautiful trees.

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    1. They are so different than all the others. One has to wonder what nature had in mind.

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  4. Willow weep for me . I'm not in the mood. Your shot is beautiful.
    Tess

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    1. I had not even thought about that tune. It seems so remote to the feelings that I have when I see these wonderful trees. After growing up in the southern states, I see relaxing in warm summer breezes. Besides, ADP is intended to be a weep-free zone !

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    2. Sorry. I love these trees and I love this song. Will not make annoying comments anymore.
      Tess

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    3. The only comments that are annoying are the ones that critique my photos... unless they deserve it ! BTW, I love the Billie Holiday version of that tune.

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  5. Willows are a favourite of mine. I love to see them as they grow into their greenery. They are really such a sturdy tree, yet they look almost delicate.

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    1. You are right. They do look fragile.

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  6. Love the weeping willows, especially when the branches trail into a river. Oh wow the winter willow looks ethereal, surreal, magical.. Do you get the feeling that I really like that image Stuart :)

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    1. Thanks. It my look a little unusual because of the low sun and the odd color of the freshly sprouted leaves.

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