Mary, of My Little Red House, is hosting Thursday's Inspiration with this week's word prompt being "tree".
I chose weeping willow trees as my subject. I love shade trees and maples are my favourites but willows are so pretty and graceful.
This photo above is along the walking trail by the St. John River
in Fredericton. The old train bridge is seen through the trees.
I love a weeping willow tree don't you?
Their long branches with slender leaves droop and
sway in the breeze.
They make a lovely place to sit on a hot summer day.
This particular tree is huge and old.
It appears to have a long scar in the bark and you
can see where 2 large limbs have been removed.
This is another large old willow on the river bank.
This willow tree is nearby us and was cut down as it
had rotted and lost some big limbs.
However, willows have a tendency to regrow new shoots
and this one is flourishing once again.
Can you see the new trunk formed? It looks like an
elephants foot. There are lots of new shoots coming out of the old
trunk which is about 2 feet in diameter.
Life goes on even out of a 'dead' tree stump.
I hope you will pop over and visit Mary's blog and see more photos of trees.
Have a beautiful day!