Archive for the ‘Trees’ Category

Resting Owl

I was taking a slow walk around the backyard yesterday afternoon.

  It was a calm, quiet day

with only a few birds: robins, a blue jay, a cardinal, and … an owl.

 Only the owl wasn’t really an owl. It was a broken limb in the sweet gum tree in our backyard.

It looked like an owl resting near the end of the limb.

I do so like owls of all kinds.

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Smokey Morning

We neglected the woody growth on the south side of the house for several years.The area turned into a dense jungle. . . which we didn’t like.

Ron cut and cut for days, dug out stumps and moved rocks too. My husband started at one end of the “jungle” and

worked his way to the west. It took quite a while. Needless to say, he got a LOT of exercise.

By then I was tired and went in the house to watch from there.

The smoke was mesmerizing.

                                                                                                     All things are done now, except for small things here and there.

Bluebird

I look out the picture window beside my computer. It’s a pear tree that’s been dead for several years.

I just leave it for the birds.

Bluebirds show the most interest in it.

This is an immature bluebird,

and this one is nearing adulthood.

They still show interest in the long-dead tree.

I will leave the tree until it’s on the ground and is no use for the birds.

I definitely have had years of enjoyment from it and the birds.

 

Shades of Green

I was lazy and resting on the couch.

The couch is across the living room from the west window.

I couldn’t help but notice the myriad of the shades of greens in my view.

I took pictures, in awe of all the greens — the ones close and those far away.

The closest branch here is right outside the living room window.

I can sit on the couch and admire this view in all seasons, at different times of the day and in the differing weathers.

Redbuds in Bloom

The redbud tree adds vibrant pink to our front yard.

Notice the flowers in the upper right of the picture above. Two of the flowers are in profile.

They are an attractive flower.

Our redbud isn’t the healthiest of trees. It looks old, but determined to be in the yard for as long as it can. I have no idea how old it is.

Early Chrystaline Morning

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The sunrise recently turned the icy morning crystalline.

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The two tree trunks are from two different trees. They are such a curiosity and are where I can easily see them from the computer. There’s actually at least ten feet between the two where they appear to meet near the top.

The ice effects only lasted a short time.

An Aligator … in the Tree

 

 

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I have tried and tried and tried to get a picture of the alligator in the oak tree in our front yard. It’s about 10 feet up, on the east side of the tree. My previous pictures have turned out too light or too dark and way too blurry. The different lighting changes the appearance of the alligator. I’ve even taken pictures while in the living room siting on the couch.

  I feel much better now that I have proof of the alligator in our oak tree,