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a2z: The letter is 'W' for Willow and Wendell

Crooked Willow

 This willow tree fascinates me. We planted the small twig of a thing the year our youngest son was confirmed. 

In the summer the branches dip to the ground creating the perfect place to sit on a blanket and pretend. I can do that because I'm a writer, otherwise people might think it a bit odd to see an  woman under the tree staring up at this:
The way the branches twist and turn makes me think of mind mapping a story. The outer beauty of the tree makes me think of people. The way we present a nice outside appearance, but inside we're twisted, knotted and dying in ways no one knows about. 

Wendell doesn't see all of the things I do.

 He sees birds. 

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posted by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

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  1. You had me in deep thought and nailed me with the Wendell comment! I loved it!

  2. Oh, I LOVE willow trees. One of my favorite summertime places was under my grandmother's willow tree. Wonderful post and sweet memories!

  3. I've always had a thing for willows... dreamed of getting married under one as a girl :) Love the kitty at the end.

  4. What an awesome tree! I would love to sit under it and think with you or look at the birds with Wendell:) Both sound very relaxing...

  5. Willows are lovely trees! Love how you switched gears at the end! I LOL-ed!

  6. Glad I made some of you laugh at the end.

    Diana, what a wonderful dream. I could see a willow as a great wedding spot. Now I have a book idea running through my mind. :)
    Laury, it would be fun to have another writer sit under the tree and make up stories with me. :)

  7. WOW! I had no idea a weeping willow would grow that quickly!
    And yes, I got to Wendell's perspective on the situation and cracked up. : )

  8. Oh, how great! I love willows, and the connection you made of the branches / mind map is great! --So is Wendell!