Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Weeping Willows By The River

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"Going to plant a weeping willow,
By the banks green edge it will grow, grow, grow.
Sing a lullaby beside the water,
Lovers come and go, the river roll, roll, roll.
Fare you well, fare you well,
I love you more than words can tell,
Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul."

~Grateful Dead

30 comments:

Thom said...

Great post...I remember my Grandfather and I planting Willow's up and down his entire land into their house. They were just beautiful :)

Nessa said...

That is such a peaceful scene.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Weeping willows are such lovely trees. For some reason they remind me of hammocks and sultry summer days. Mmmmm.

Stephany said...

Great capture, Carletta! Is that a shot of the island? The weeping willows along the bank are beautiful. So is the gray house.

Melli said...

Yea... so WHY is it that so many people thing the Greatful Dead are HARD acid rock music? They're stuff is soooooooooo good! And sO is your picture to go along with it!

Ebie said...

A great view from the top. The water has a calming effect, and the lyrics to go with it.

Leora said...

This looks like you are up so high when you took the photo. I love watching the river below. So pretty.

Maggie May said...

Nothing like a weeping willow and a peaceful water scene. A poem thrown in, makes things perfect.

Vita Stunder said...

Great words to go along with this shot! :)

Have a nice wednesday!
Anna

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Lovely pairing of this visual feast with a familiar song. Thanks ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

ellievellie said...

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James said...

Far out. That is really a nice scence.

J Bar said...

Great.
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kaye said...

lovely post, I had a large weeping willow in my front yard, but its so much better when its hanging over water.

Tammie Lee said...

Fun to read the Grateful Deads words.
Your shot is full of serenity.

Spirithelpers

luna miranda said...

that's a scenic view, looks like a safe place to live.

Regina said...

A nice place.
Great shot Carletta.

Darla said...

I love the way willows look!!

Tricia said...

That's a beautiful scene, Carletta!
That exert fits the pic perfectly - WoW!

Have a great week

Nicole said...

Those are awesome. That's one of my Fav trees!
How beautiful it must be to live down there :)

Martha in PA said...

What a wonderful scene. Love the lyrics as well!

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floreta said...

i like that house in the background

Jientje said...

I think it's one of my favourite trees the weeping willow. Probably because she stands out, when Spring arrives.

Denise said...

Wonderful photo, would love to have that house by the river. Rented a cabin for the weekend once by one and it was one of the nicest experiences. I enjoyed the lyrics also, great addition to your post.

The Texican said...

I remember they make good switches. Seems like the lyrics to that one go; "If you don't behave, I'm gonna cut me a willow switch and wear you out." Pappy

George said...

What a beautiful picture. Under those weeping willow trees would be a great place for a picnic.

Bim said...

These willows look quite tidy and somewhat dignified in their uprightness...a peaceful scene with all the green surrounding the water.

Mary said...

Beautiful! Weeping Willows always remind me of childhood visits to Ohio and boating on the Huron River where many willows grew along the water's edge in people's yards. Thanks for taking me back in time.

Janet, said...

Neat post. I love weeping willows, my grandma had a huge one in the middle of her front yard. Many fond memories of it. (The supple branches made good switches, too, but she never used them on me)

Pat said...

What a beautiful place. I could live there very easily!