Old Tree, falling but holding on, refusing to give in and stubborn to the end.
That description describes a few of my older relatives
and may sound familiar to yourself, and your family, or it could
describe close friends. But I am also referring to this
Salix fragilis (Crack Willow) tree, in Northampton shire, close to the River Nene
and only a stones throw to the Village of Wadenhoe.
Fear not, this crack Willow will not be lost, the Crack Willow, is named after it's clever
ability, to crack it's twigs in a storm, this will replant it's self down stream!!.
The Trees continued evolution assured for another Willow generation and your
relatives or close friends? they also will return one day, to start life all over.
Nature is full of remarkable ingenuity, we just need to observe.
If you take a trip to Wadenhoe, walk by the old church (St Michael & All Angels)
a very atmospheric building, 800 years old and still in use today.
The other area worth an explore is the Nene way, a River walk
along the scenic Nene, though when i visited it
was running high with the recent rain.
I have a desire to make a return visit, SOON.