Weeping Willows

March 12, 2010

Slender branches of this willow hang like green tresses

Willow tree in spring

We used to have a weeping willow tree in our yard at the farm.  I remember playing under its long, hanging branches.  When I see willow trees, I am also reminded of a favorite childhood book, Blue Willow by Doris Gates, published in 1940.  My library still has a copy, so I reread it recently.  It’s about a young girl whose family has become one of the Dust Bowl migrant farmers.  I recommend it!

Doris Gates' novel

One Response to “Weeping Willows”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I’ve never heard of this book. It looks like I will have another one to add to my list.

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