Trees! Wonderful Trees!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by theoldchick, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member 8 Years

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    I just love 'em!

    They are quite artistic with their massive trunks and muscular limbs....

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    Some are quite creative....

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    Fallen leaves create tiny reflective pools of incredible beauty....

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    Strong roots shape river banks....

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    Reach for the sky in endless anticipation of rain and sun.....

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    They even give a step up for young plants...

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  2. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

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    I have always admired trees for their way of life. Great pictures! [​IMG]
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Beautiful! I love trees too!
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Once again, I am awed by your photographic skill and wonderfully supportive narrative.

    The property I've just bought has SO many trees... many quite old ones, too. Ponderosa Pine and Cedar, for the most part. There is even a little tiny cedar forest starting under one grand old dame. At one end of the circular drivway, I've got "Five Sisters" with their trunks growing together. Another old cedar has a wonderful "Ent" face in the bark, looking over my husbandry of the land.

    The single, diseased Ponderosa Pine which had to be removed was 103 feet tall and over 130 years old. I counted the rings....

    Thank you for your photo essay!
     

  5. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

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    I feel the same way. I take lots of pics of odd and beautiful trees. Some with crazy branches or just super large. Good pics:D
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member 8 Years

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    You welcome! Thanks for looking. Our place has trees located along the creek that are very old, too. I didn't realize how tall they were until I took these photos.
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Beautiful pictures theoldchick, as usual. I love trees too.

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  8. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

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    Beautiful Photos! [​IMG] I see you got your camera fixed!
     
  9. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Crowing 8 Years

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    I love trees! I've planted alot of them over the years (100's). I have a HUGE old oak tree at one of the corners of my property (luckily on my land) and we always worry about it during storms.

    I love the twisted and knarliness of the wood, and how they manage to grow in and around obstacles and in places where you'd never expect anything to grow. At the college I went to for Art, we would put all sorts of things in the trees. Someone hung an old tricycle in a tree, (25 yrs0and it grew around it. (a student saved the trike tree when it was cut down this year)

    I planted a bunch of pines on my land when I first got it about 23 yrs ago... I have one pine that never grew past 2 foot, a natural bonsi tree, some of the others are over 40 ft!
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  10. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member 8 Years

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    sunny & the 5 egg layers :

    Beautiful Photos! [​IMG] I see you got your camera fixed!

    Nope, I'm using another camera.

    Glad you enjoyed my photos!​
     

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