This ancient Willow tree is on a golf course nearby. It has become distorted over the many years of its life, with bumps, bulges, lines, holes, and twists. I don’t think of the distortion as ugly. Rather, I think it gives the Willow character, definition, and a certain beauty. There is great texture to its bark. The grooves, lines and various bulges on the bark catch the light, making it appear as a massive grey sculpture, worthy of an art gallery showing. The holes and bulges in the Willow provide a sanctuary for birds and small animals.
The Willow captures more attention than the younger trees on the course, and rightly so. It’s earned it!
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