The Tree of Enchantment – The Magic of Spring
Yesterday while running on a local trail, I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw the fuzzy buds of a familiar harbinger of Spring, a pussy willow tree. After a rough winter, it brings hope of warmer days ahead. Stopping on the way home at a local store, this little beauty caught my eye – The Tree of Enchantment. Naturally, it came home with me.
The miniature weeping willow came with a little card explaining care, plus a fun paragraph hinting of an amazing power.
“Legend has it that the willow is bestowed with magical powers capable of fulfilling wishes. For a wish to be granted, ask permission of the willow explaining your desire. Select a pliable shoot and tie a loose knot in it expressing your wish. When your wish is fulfilled, return and untie the knot. Be sure to thank the willow for your gift.”
Regardless of the truth to the legend, I’m completely enchanted with this delightful little weeping willow tree. Here’s to warmer days ahead for all of us and the magic of Spring’s return.