a-z archive: w! challenge (weeping willows)

Tuesday, June 5:  I couldn’t help but add another post for FrizzText’s W challenge this week.  I have always loved weeping willows and I fell in love with these beautiful trees bordering Houhai Lake in Beijing, China.

weeping willows on Houhai Lake in Beijing

weeping willows on Houhai Lake in Beijing

I wander around the lake.  It is so lovely, with a cool breeze sweeping the weeping willows on the lake’s edge, like soft woolen fringe on a Nordic sweater.  The lake is filled with dancing points of light, effervescent.

weepings willows and bicycles

weepings willows and bicycles

water lilies and weeping willows

water lilies and weeping willows

If you’d like to read about my day at Houhai Lake, please visit houhai & wangfujing: rickshaws & weeping willows, scorpions & golden lilies.

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9 thoughts on “a-z archive: w! challenge (weeping willows)

    • I wish I remembered it, but my memory is so bad. I mainly remember some weeping willows in my grandmother’s yard. How could I NOT remember: the perfect combination of weeping willow and swing?? I do remember, very fondly, Sandy Point, though! Especially the sleeping porch and water-skiing in the Potomac. Fondest of memories, Martha!! 🙂

      • The willow got blown over in a storm, so maybe it was before you used to come to Sandy Point with me. My memory of that long ago is a bit fuzzy too. I wish I had a picture of it.

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