My husband and I named both our children after trees. This was done unintentionally as our daughter is named after our favourite tv character of all time (Willow) and we just liked the name Ash. 102 more words
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A week ago I posted a shot of these Willows on a misty morning. I made comment that the leaves were about to burst. 8 day further into spring and apart from some bright sunshine and the dispersal of mists, little has changed. No doubt the Willow will soon be sporting those fresh and vibrant greens of Spring…but for now they are staying under closed wraps, perhaps they know something about the weather that we don’t! 21 more words
The sun is trying to burn through this morning mist, a mist that I think will be with us a while longer. But the Willows are staring to leaf, there is a green sheen now showing as they hang in characteristic style over the water…..another sign of spring.
© David Oakes 2014
Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, is commonly used to relieve minor aches and pains and to reduce fever. Interestingly, ancient Greeks and Native Americans benefitted for centuries from salicylic acid, the active form of aspirin, found naturally in the barks of willow trees. 223 more words