Monday, April 13, 2015

witch hazel

A very useful tree with a cool moniker.
So how did it come to be called
witch hazel?  Basically, it comes from 
the Old English wice, meaning pliable. And
its branches have been used as divining rods (as were
the branches of the hazel tree in England). 
It's a winter-blooming tree, but I took this photo
recently—which maybe says something about
 long, cold winter we've had. 

[Linking back to Monday Mellow Yellows and Macro Monday.]


  1. Interesting info about witchhazel. And nice composition!

  2. How disorganized but lovely these are! I found some at a local public garden and fell in love with how it photographs.


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