#ThursdayTreeLove | Why Does the Willow Weep?

Why does the willow weep?
What secrets does she keep? –Ruth Elaine Schram

As I thought about a photograph for this week’s Thursday Tree Love, the weeping willow I captured five years ago [while roaming the neighborhood] insisted on my taking note of its character. Though the tree seems weak with its weepy, leafy branches, it is actually flexible and strong.

Considering the last several months–point taken.

I have a writing deadline to meet [eek!] and [therefore] no time for a longer post. Instead,  I’ll leave you with “Interesting Facts About Weeping Willow Trees” and my favorite [and totally awesome] willow songs–Billie Holiday’s  bluesy “Willow, Weep for Me” and Ruth Elaine Schram’s wistful “Why Does the Willow Weep?”


I am joining Parul Thakur for #ThursdayTreeLove every second and fourth Thursday of the month. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her latest #treelove post.

24 thoughts on “#ThursdayTreeLove | Why Does the Willow Weep?

  1. Martha Slavin says:

    I love the quote about weeping willows. Have you had a chance to read The Overstory by Richard Powers. He describes the value of trees beautifully. I was disappointed in the rest of the story, but his points about the importance of trees to our planet make it worth the time to read.

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  2. JoAnna says:

    Thank you for choosing the weeping willow for this post. I’ve not spent much time with one of these beauties, but have often admired them from afar and appreciated reading facts about them. I enjoyed the animated grandmother willow in the movie Pocahontas. You’ve inspired me to make time to visit a weeping willow soon.

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  3. Parul Thakur says:

    That’s beautiful and I wasn’t aware of the many facts that relate to the Willow. I wish to see one such tree one day 🙂
    Thank you Chandra for joining with this magical entry. I hope to see you back, tomorrow.

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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      I’ve been dying to get to the willows on campus NOW while they’re “weeping to the full.” There are lines of them in two spaces, but it’s been soooooooo hot. I snapped some shots of one of them outside the church on campus before services a few days ago, but I felt a little self-conscious with everyone driving up and wondering what I was doing!


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