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Such a joy is a tree

One of the great joys of my life are trees. In part I love them because they often live beyond the life span of a single human being and, thus, we must care for them or plant them not just for ourselves but for the generations on either side of ourselves.That simple fact puts my small life squarely in the bigger context of what is real about life. 132 more words


November was all about the trees

November was a busy time in my garden as the clear up began.  We woke up on the morning of the first of November to a downpour, how disappointing after the glorious day we had had the day before.   680 more words

Quercus robur

Quercus robur
Common name: English oak
Family name: Fagaceae
Type: deciduous tree

-rounded lobes
-white oak
-sessile leaves (almost no petiole)
-acorns are born on long peduncles… 21 more words


Crazy Weather

I left the house for an afternoon walk knowing that it was highly unlikely that I would intercept rutting deer sprinting around in their winter coats.  206 more words

Nature Photography

Bark and Leaves for Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

Bark is brown and leaves are green … aren’t they?
Well … sometimes … sort-of … it depends! Take a look – what do you think? 513 more words

Outdoor Adventures

New Growth in English Oak and Almond Tree

Some days ago, new buds had developed in my English Oak and Almond Tree seedling. I was especially glad about the Almond seedling, because the leaves had turned quite red due to the amount and heat of the sun on my balcony. 76 more words