Taken July 2 in the Cutler Botanic Gardens in Binghamton, New York.
In the last few days leading up to the photo, we had several hard downpours. Although Sunday was clear, parts of the garden had flooded, including this area near a willow tree (to the left).
The willow is a fascinating tree. Its bark is rich in salicylic acid, used in the treatment of acne. The branches are flexible and root easily in water. It flowers early, with small yellow flowers, a sure sign of spring.
Sometimes, it is best to be flexible and bend in the storm, rather than be stiff and be broken by the wind and rain. This is the lesson of the willow.
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