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Gilded Youth

Gilded Youth
Gilded Youth

Gilded Youth

Newly-unfurled pin oak leaves are edged with gold-turning-green and strung with gilt-beaded catkins.

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Heartwood

split tree
split tree

Heartwood

This tree trunk was 20″ in diameter one-third of its height from the top above where the lightning struck it. It’s a wild black cherry, so the cherry wood is beautiful, but for a tree with such dense grain it splintered with the force of the lightning, and shards of bark are all over the streets. This is part of what fell in my neighbor’s yard, which was essentially half the top of the tree; the trunk had split years ago and the tree had two tops.

tree branches

The top of the tree, just a pile of branches.

Even the doe looks shocked at the scene. Either that or she’s following me. Or she wants to be a model and likes to have her picture taken.

doe with tree branches

Even the doe is surprised.

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Beauty and the Beast

thorny locust thorn and leaf
thorny locust thorn and leaf

Impressive

The tender leaf, the fearsome thorn, on the same branch, sprouting from the same spot.

Once more, the thorny locust, this time a sapling, in spring. For perspective, the thorns are about 2.5″ long. In spring they are softer and will bend a bit, not until winter do they develop their full strength, but if pressed straight on from the point they will do some damage. I did not test them.

Note the faint spiderweb above, and how tiny the spider must be to have spun that silk.

thorny locust thorn and leaf

A branch of thorns and leaves.

 

 

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Set Down Roots, Reach for the Sky

tree roots
tree roots

Set Down Roots

This maple tree has roots deeply embedded in the hillside, and even though the flow of the stream when it floods has exposed them the maple grows tall and reaches straight up for the sky.

Locals may know this as the “rope swing tree”, along Robinson Run, right off the Panhandle Trail. A favorite spot.

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A New Leaf

spring leaves
spring leaves

A New Leaf

The maple tree has seriously leafed out, and the new bright green leaves are lit by late afternoon sun and seem to glow.


Aliens Have Landed

gray tree trunk with eyes
gray tree trunk with eyes

We are Watching You

What is this? Are those eyes in wrinkled skin?

It’s funny when you take things out of context that a familiar item can appear to be something else entirely. And when the leaves fall from the trees and suddenly you see the eyes in the bark of the silver maple you’ve walked past every day.


Old Window Reflecting

photo of window reflecting bare tree and sky

Old Window Reflecting

Reflecting on the year quickly fading, perhaps, reflecting life as it is.


Illusions, 2010

shadows of tree on wall
shadow of tree on wall

Illusions

Hmmm…is it the tree, or is it the tree’s shadow? Reality or perception? Actuality or innuendo? In any case, it was interesting to watch.


Trapped Tree

tree growing among buildings

Trapped Tree

Completely trapped by buildings, reaching for the sun, a tree grows tall and straight despite adversity.


Illusions

shadow of tree on wall

Illusions

Hmmm…is it the tree, or is it the tree’s shadow? Reality or perception? Actuality or innuendo? In any case, it was interesting to watch.