True meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit! – Nelson Henderson
I saw this tree on a weekend when I went to buy Indian groceries with my husband. Initially the bright shade of green colour attracted me, but when I got closer the curly leaves simply was mesmerising. I went round and round the tree to see if every leaf was curled, took some photos and googled up to find more about the tree. The closest match I found referred to curly willow. The Curly Willow is known by many names, from corkscrew willow to twisted willow to snake willow, but its unique branching formation is very aristic and has gained popularity.
Seeing this tree made me remember the saying beauty lies in the eyes of a beholder. This tree with twisted branches and curled up leaves appeared beautiful and elegant to me.