Charcoal Drawing: Broken Willow


The willow stands broken.

Its canopy is still dense and green,

New growth sprouting from its trunks.

A large raw scar marks where one trunk broke away –

Its leaves now skim the lake providing shelter for ducks and moorhens.

Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

8th January 2013 



8 Responses

  1. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks!

    • Thanks Russel for visiting my blog and taking time to explore the posts. I am glad you liked them.

  2. 🙂 I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Link here to see my post which contains ‘the rules’ which, of course, are for following or not as you wish. Just wanted you to know how much your creative offerings mean to me! Blessings, Diane

    • High praise indeed, Diane. Thank you for letting me know how much you enjoy my work.

  3. Through every upheaval some good comes….. most beautiful drawing 🙂

    • I am glad you like this drawing, Enivea And yes, good can come from the most unlikely sources.

  4. This describes so many of our woodland trees. Beautiful drawings and prose!

    • Thank you Lori, I am surprised how resilient trees can be and how wild life can benefit from what seems to be a disaster.

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