October 13, 2018

Crack Withies

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:14 am by aleksan

Crack, and then another crack echoes around the meadows in gale force winds and balmy Summer temperatures. These occasional mini explosions are the result of large branches coming off the Willow Trees, characteristic of English Water Meadows, and a favourite subject for the renowned Artist, Constable. The fallen branches continue to grow, and that is one of the main ways Willows spread. Locals call these explosive trees “Crack Withies” – they are beautiful and dramatic trees and the fallen branches are good to sit on.

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