IF: Growth

Willows are used as symbols of regrowth, regeneration, continual life. These trees send out branches that grow downward to touch the ground. These branches take root and establish new trees and so on. They are a living testament to life continuing beyond the original. The old New England gravestones use the willow sometimes by itself, sometimes with urns but not in this configuration. To me, there are a wealth of images in this beautiful tree. This image is from my Memento Mori studies. For more Memento Mori images, go here>>