16x12 oil by Wendie Thompson
Is there anything else on earth like a weeping willow? We had one planted in our front yard where I grew up. I don't know why they are called weeping...I think of them as cheering. They are normally the first ones to herald spring in Wisconsin...a most welcome sight indeed...almost an otherworldly green. They are also the last trees to loose their leaves in the fall...like guardians of all things living...like my father.