Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Weeping Willows of WWI #WordlessWednesday

Along the shores of Seneca Lake, near the city of Geneva, New York, a planting of weeping willows line the bank of this New York finger lake.

Some of them date back to World War I.  They were planted (from what I understand) in the 2015-2016 era. 

Here is their story.

I don't know if this is one of the original willows but, from the size of its trunk, I wouldn't be surprised.  A number of them were destroyed in a storm several years ago.  My phone says this picture was taken at Seneca Lake State Park.

I love viewing old trees.  What history could they tell us?


Joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for her #WordlessWednesday.


  1. A very long time ago. I would love to see them in person.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  2. I like old trees and all the time I have a naive wish to understand what they want to share with us...
    Beautiful view!
    Happy WW and a fine week!❤️😘

  3. Beautiful! I feel the same way about old trees. What could they tell us if they could talk?
    I remember touring Ephesis--the area where John the Beloved took Mary, the mother of Jesus to live out her last days. There was a small house there that was supposed to have been hers. 'Far too fancy' (and maybe a bit too modern) for that day and those people, I thought, looking up at the chandeliers and gold-plated everything. But as we were leaving, I saw a twisted old olive tree to one side. I walked over to it. Old. VERY old. Ancient. Now this was around then! If only it could talk!

  4. ...they are pretty on someone else's property!

  5. Nice photo good angle

    Branch out and have a weepingwillowtastic week :-) 👍

  6. WWI is eloquently illustrated by the weeping willows. Old trees have so much to tell if only they could speak.

  7. It is a beautiful tree. I love weeping willows.

  8. Weeping willows are one of my favorite trees.

  9. Yes, the old trees are so very important. You have created an archive of their history.


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