Pollard willow in a wig

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When the pollard willow was sadly shorn of its luscious leafy hair (a biennial event), it asked some neighbouring weeds if they could not cover its chilly head.

Welcomed to a fertile environment, the seeds soon flourished. This is how the pollard willow acquired its rather eccentric weedy wig…

Have a lovely day!

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8 thoughts on “Pollard willow in a wig

    • Thanks, Lois! It made me smile, too. I have been tracking its progress and yesterday conditions were perfect for the photo. It’s just around the corner from my house in Diemen (near Amsterdam) and I carefully framed the image to eliminate footpaths, railway and subway (above-way in this part of town) lines from the picture. I was surprised at how lovely and rural this not-so-lovely suburb can suddenly seem… I just regret taking it with my phone because it is not as perfectly defined (hair-sharp, we would say in Dutch) as it might have been…

      • Do you know, I am in the Netherlands right now staying with friends! I thought it might have been taken in Cambridgshire, England – the scenery is so similar! Maybe that is why I feel so at hom here!
        I love this photo and I think the way you’ve presented it is wonderful, such a happy as well as very good picture!

        • How funny! have to say I barely recognise the spot myself because it looks so nice, although I have been discovering more great natural spots around Amsterdam recently. Thank you for the compliment; I’m really pleased you like it.

  1. Nature has a way of creating such incredible masterpieces. This is one of them and you have truly captured its strange beauty and oddness. Very special that it is so close to home.

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