Sunday, October 5, 2008

Weeping willows, etc...

For a while now, I have been wanting to start photographing weeping willows. I just don't seem to see that many around here...oh, there are a few. Just not a big number of them.
Up north, I had ample opportunity though! I honestly think there are a lot more up there. Could it just be the distance that we traveled...possible. Yet I don't remember noticing a lot of them till we got up to northern Indiana and from there on.
I don't know why I like them so much, but I do. These are a few of the ones I captured this time.
I think at least one or two photos I have already posted from the trip had some weeping willows.
And then there is this thing...not a weeping willow, but interesting anyway. Does anyone have any idea why it would grow that ball at the top of the trunk. We passed it so quick, I was lucky to make this capture. I don't think there were any others like it, but not sure. Roger didn't know what I was trying to capture till I downloaded the picture and showed him.

11 comments:

i beati said...

they really hve such character like every tree really !!!Sandy interesting post

dot said...

They are really beautiful trees and you got some great pictures of them. There is a similar looking tree near here but they tell me it's an elm.

Deborah Godin said...

Weeping willows when they're so full and long like these kind of remind me of muskoxen (which I think are amazing-looking, and therefore it's not disparaging to the trees!) Or maybe long skirts moving in the breeze. That tree with the ball on top has really intrigued me. I'm trying to think of how to word a Google search for it. Maybe a tree expert will leave a comment here and say what it is!

don said...

The weeping willow is a beautiful tree. My grandson, Luke, has named his blog in honor of a huge weeping willow outside his home. Isn't it fortunate it called "weeping" rather than"drooping" or some other depreciating term. Fine pictures. The first thing that comes to mind about the unusual tree is perhaps it is a disguised cell phone tower. I'll send you a picture of one I found online.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

I love, love, love weeping willows. I saw one just yesterday. I have such fond memories of one that was in my yard growing up. They are forbidden in my town, something about clogging the water sewers?????

Lilli & Nevada said...

I too love weeping willows don't have too many around this part of the country

fishing guy said...

Rose: I do love the willows also and often shoot them.

Hildegarde said...

I like all sorts of willows very much, wheeping ones too :-) Strange phenomenon that ball in the tree, I have no explanation. P.S. Yes, I agree, having people in a photo often adds a lot to it.

Tricia said...

I like weeping willows, too! They're just so pretty & cool looking. Reminds me of the Disney movie, Pocahontas, every time I see one.

Barb said...

Thanks Rose for posting the *Weeping Willows*, I have one in my yard, and it takes a beating every winter, but I love the tree! The winter snow gets so heavy on the limbs, and they break easily! My thought about the last picture of that ball in the tree, when we were in Alaska that is what an Eagles nest would look like in the trees!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

We have tons of weeping willows around her, but I live on a watershed with many creeks and bogs nearby. Weeping willows like water. ;-)

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