Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Woody at the Bush

Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.

Woody Woodring 1928
Granduncle Woody Woodring 1928
not just standing with that bush -
but GAZING upon it too!
For goodness sake!

This is the 5th picture in a series of photos taken with that peculiar bush at my great-grandparents’ home in Shenandoah, Virginia. 

However, thanks to reader Carol, I can now identify the bush as a Weeping Mulberry.  One landscape website promotes the Weeping Mulberry as a perfect addition to the yard because it makes a great playhouse for the kids or even a very private outdoor shower stall.  Yeah, I can see that – the dense foliage would provide plenty of privacy for either purpose.

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  1. He does seem very pleased with that bush. Maybe he planted it? I guess it wasn't your blog where I saw a weeping bush with children having a picnic or setting up house under and inside its branches (or you would have linked back to it).

    1. No, not mine but I can see how the weeping mulberry makes a great hide-out.

  2. That really was a popular bush in the family! I wonder why so many photos were taken with it. And just why was Woody smiling at the bush? Perhaps there was an inside joke going on with photos of this bush. Or maybe it was planted by someone special.

    1. I imagine Velma cracked a joke or something to make him smile at the bush. So goofy!!