Posts Tagged 'trees'

The Flow

The initial sign.
Seven days later. About right on time (see last year).


Another tree I can’t quite identify. Click for larger views of barky life.

Larix Snack

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) in a larch (Larix) scarfing up… something. It looked like popcorn. It was too big for a seed from the cones, which wouldn’t be white anyway. And besides, the things were also being gleaned from the limbs. I guess they was some kind of larvae. Something that thought they could while away the winter all snug in a tree?If you have an inkling, holler.

Date Plum

Diospyros lotus is in the ebony family of plants. The bark is very similar to its genus mate, Diospyros virginiana, the American persimmon. As are the calyces. The subject of today’s post is the date plum or Caucasian persimmon, which is native to a swath of territory from Spain to southwest Asia. Diospyros, the genus name, is Greek for god’s fruit.

“What journal do the persimmon and the buckeye keep, and the sharp-shinned hawk?” ~ Henry Thoreau


Looking up at another weeping form.Looking at the spear-like buds packed with spring.

Trees for Tuesday

I like the way this tuliptree bifurcates and bifurcates again.

Stripped of their greenery, the deciduous trees are especially beautifully revealed in winter.

The Color of Elections

“Freedom is in peril. Defend it will all your might.”


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