Grow on, willow, grow on

August 4, 2012

Weeping willow in the meadow.

They say it takes 300 years for an oak to grow, 300 for it to live and 300 for it to die. 900 years! Live on Mighty Oak.

My willow is only about 100 years old. But it’s over 50 feet tall and has a majestic tent-like spread. Like the oak, it is the stuff of fairies and trolls and deer and foxes, Mr Toad and Ratty.

I feel so content under this tree.

I feel so content under trees.

The blood in my veins is resin. The very roots and timber and branches of my heart feel the willow. It’s amazing.

Grow on willow, grow on.

Photographed and written for the weeping willow but also for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

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  • Reply Katt August 4, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I am hooked by your style, composition and verbal musings. I am brand new to this…going through some major life changes and your blog gave me inspiration and some courage. I am going to buy a Camera, not one that will leave me penniless but a very good one..Suggestions please?

    • Reply Veronica August 4, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Hello Katt, so wonderful to meet you. Thank you for your kind words. I’m a Canon girl all the way. Had two rather expensive Nikons which both became unfixable after about 5000 shutter releases. The Canons I use most are the 5D ($4000) and the Rebel ($800). I also have a little pocket-type Sony Cybershot which hasn’t ever let me down. Hope this helps…off to check your site out now. Come be friends on FB if you like, of like my page Studio V (!/veronicaroth13 πŸ™‚

  • Reply Misky August 4, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Wonderful tree. Don’t you just love ancient trees? They’re so peaceful and seem so knowledgeable. I love your photos. I hope to post mine tomorrow. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Veronica August 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      Great Misky, can’t wait to see your post. I do, I do love ancient trees. Hope to get to Blenheim soon to see the One Oak Project. πŸ™‚

  • Reply bolton carley August 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    love that first pic! thinking maybe i need to do the wordpress challenge, too! i’m doing the one by white peach blog right now.

    • Reply Veronica August 4, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      Yes Bolton…do it!

  • Reply amar August 4, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    great pics

    • Reply Veronica August 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you Amar πŸ™‚

  • Reply madoqua August 5, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Definitely the stuff of fairies and ‘other world’ little folk! What a lovely post!

    • Reply Veronica August 5, 2012 at 9:16 am

      Thank you so much Madoqua!

  • Reply Arnel August 5, 2012 at 7:07 am

    What a lovely photo! Great perspective!

    • Reply Veronica August 5, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Thank you Arnel πŸ™‚

  • Reply ElizOF August 5, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Great photos and reading your comment about your cameras… I’m thinking Leica now. I’ve had a Canon and a Nikon and want to try a new thing. I’m still a canon girl too. πŸ™‚

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