The Verve - Weeping Willow (VIDEO)

FAN-MADE VIDEO - Nicolás Pérez Gatti "Weeping Willow" - song by THE VERVE (Virgin Records) ---- When morning breaks We hide our eyes and our love's aching Nothing's strange It was in...

My Golden Weeping Willow—Finding Grounding In The Spectacular Ordinary - Mountain Journal

When I worked at the Bridger-Teton National Forest in the late 1980s, my office window faced south, toward Snow King and the mountains to the east of Jackson. A mature golden willow spread its shade across the lawn next to the building, and during the summer it was hard to see past it. When the tree was bare of leaves, which meant for about six months of the year, I looked through its...

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  1. The weeping willow is probably the best known of the weeping trees, with gracefully arching stems that dangle delicately and shiver in the breeze.They make a great focal point in landscaping and add an elegant touch to a yard. The leaves of Salix babylonica are lance-shaped and grow three to six inches long; they turn yellow in the fall before dropping.
  2. Willows are very cross-compatible, and numerous hybrids occur, both naturally and in cultivation. A well-known ornamental example is the weeping willow (Salix × sepulcralis), which is a hybrid of Peking willow (Salix babylonica) from China and white willow from Europe.. The hybrid cultivar 'Boydii' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
  3. Willow Tree Nomenclature. The scientific name for the tree, Salix babylonica, is something of a misnomer.Salix means "willow," but babylonica came about as the result of a mistake.Carl Linnaeus, who designed the naming system for living things, believed weeping willows were the same willows found by the rivers of Babylon in the Bible.The trees mentioned in the Psalm, though, were probably poplars.
  4. FAN-MADE VIDEO - Nicolás Pérez Gatti "Weeping Willow" - song by THE VERVE (Virgin Records) ---- When morning breaks We hide our eyes and our love's aching Nothing's strange It was in our hands ...
  5. Salix babylonica (Babylon willow or weeping willow; Chinese: 垂柳; pinyin: chuí liǔ) is a species of willow native to dry areas of northern China, but cultivated for millennia elsewhere in Asia, being traded along the Silk Road to southwest Asia and Europe.
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The only tree reference book I have suggests this should be Salix x Chrysocoma, Golden Weeping Willow. Certainly shines in low winter light.
Photo by Alastair Rae on Flickr

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With a mix of my textures
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I could not get a decent shot today. Sigh, I'm having photographer's block. As well as writer's block.
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