In the book The Wisdom of Trees, I came across these words attributed to John Stewart Collis " Truly trees are beings. We feel that to be so. Hence their silence, their indifference to us is almost exasperating."
Sitting near this wonderful Willow, I felt so peaceful and calm yet I am not sure the tree even felt my presence or even cared!
Either way, being near it gave me immeasurable joy!
Have you felt this way?
I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove blog hop. Head over to see some amazing trees from around the world. Better still, join in!
P.S. Willows belong to the Salix genus of the Salicaceae family. They grow in moist soils and are dioecious (meaning male and female flowers are borne on separate plants). The drooping branches make them amazingly graceful! While willows are rare in Pune, I saw plenty of them in Bhutan, and Central and eastern Europe. This lovely tree was growing in the garden of our hotel in Warsaw.