you’ve got a lot of gall
this ash tree’s path to my living room was somewhat convoluted. steve’s first cousin once removed on his father’s side married the delightful moira, who follows my blog, and offers occasional wise and witty commentary, and who had the generosity to save branches from an ash tree they recently cut down, which were festooned with galls. i picked this this one to photograph because i loved its vaguely calderesque asymmetrical weightedness. thank you moira, for being you, and for an eye knowing enough to see the beauty in these ugly-cute little growths.
galls on an ash tree branch