Tuesday, 22 June 2010

ABC Wednesday - W

W is for Willow

Some corkscrew (contorted) willow that we grew and which I decorate at Christmas and Easter.

The Willow Man - a willow statue which stands in a field beside the M5 motorway near Bridgwater in Somerset. It is 12 metres high. I have never been quick enough to get a photo so this in one from the internet.

This fuschia is called "Willow Tinsdale" and is named for my grand-daughter. Yes really! Her maternal grandfather has established a new variety which, after many trials, was accepted two years ago and is now for sale this year for the first time. This is a photo of my plant (along with some lobelia) which was given to me when it first went for trials.

This next is a picture from the internet

and here is the young lady herself who will be 7 years old on Saturday. My grand-daughter Willow

Happy birthday Willow

For more detail click on each photo.

Thanks to Denise Nesbitt and her team for hosting ABC Wednesday. For more looks at the letter W, please click here.


Sylvia K said...

Great collection of Ws for the day, Anne! Love your granddaughter's photo! How lovely she is. And I love the willow! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

What an adorable young lady! And such a cute name. I love curly willow branches for decorating in the house.

Manang Kim said...

Happy Birthday to a young lady Willow!

ABC Wednesday~W

photowannabe said...

Well, happy birthday Willow and its quite an honor to have a flower named especially for your Granddaughter.

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday Willow! What a great honor, to have a plant variety named after her.

Roger Owen Green said...

great wilows. love the Willow Man; also, young Willow's colorful leggings, which I suspect my daughter would like.

Tumblewords: said...

What a charming collection of W's. How exciting to have a new fuchsia named for the beautiful Willow! And I love the decorative corkscrew willow - it must yield lovely shadows.

Hildred and Charles said...

What a wonderful collection of Willows. Love the curly willow, - and your granddaughter Willow is sweet and adorable. Hope she has a happy, happy birthday.

joo said...

Happy Birthday Willow!!!!What a lovely name for such a nice young lady:)
Lovely collection of photos Anne:)

Retiredandcrazy said...

Your granddaughter is really beautiful. Happy birthday Willow. Don't you just love grandchildren?

Maggie May said...

Lovely *W*s especially Willow girl and willow man!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Gattina said...

Amongst all the willows, your granddaughter is the nicest and cutest one !
Gattina from ABC Team

PS Happy birthday to her !

Denise said...

A lovely collection of W's Anne, and of course the loveliest is your sweet little granddaughter Willow.

An English Girl Rambles

Jay said...

How lovely to have a fuchsia named after your grand-daughter! It's a pretty one, too!

The contorted willow is lovely, too. I planted a corkscrew hazel once, but then we moved, so I never got to see it grow!

Happy birthday, Willow!

Cezar and Léia said...

Sweet Anne,
Congratulations, your granddaughter is gorgeous! Cute picture!
purrs and love
Luna - We love Luna

Gill - That British Woman said...

that must be so exciting to have a plant named after you, and your granddaughter is a lovely looking little girl.

Gill in Canada

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

How fun, neat, and special is that...to have a flower named after you!
A Happy Birthday to Willow!

Blessings & Aloha!
(finally getting to some ABC weds. posts! Hope yo get a chance to pop on by and if you do, please leave a comment so that I know you were there :o)

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Thanks to all for your lovely comments and birthday wishes for Willow. A