Salix Alba Caerulea

Deep roots draw strength

From river banks; soggy fields

Pink shoots top out crown

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n.b. This willow, from which cricket bats are made, thrives in fresh water zones of temperate lands. In the early part of the year the tips of this salix tree bring a refreshing light red hue to winter, a hope-filled indicator of better things to come, such as the cricket season.

At Havant station yesterday I looked over to the adjacent cricket field where a bulky chap was mowing the square. I could smell the chlorophyll on the breeze from the grass cutting. It released a butterfly cloud of cricket related memories in my head. Heaven!

CLP 01/03/2020

Published by

Christopher Perry

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