Winter’s ice cubes cling,
infesting willow branches
that twist, snap, and fall.
A picture can’t do this justice. The tree is massive and so is the limb that fell.
Below are a couple photos of the pine tree also in the yard. Other parts of the country are used to ice storms, but we aren’t. Neither are our trees. So many had branches snap off. There was no wind today. Tonight is a brisk wind. More trees will probably be falling.
After reading some comments about the willow (thanks Frank Hubeny & Jim Adams) , I have been inspired to write another haiku:
Winter willow weeps
ice tears at the loss
of her now cracked limb.