Friday, April 21, 2006

Sunshine on my shoulder makes me snappy!

The backlog is officially logged.

I have so many pictures and discoveries from this week to share that I don’t know where to begin. While I muddle through the cornucopia, please enjoy the above image from this morning’s sunrise. File this one under yet another mystery tree. (Of course, if one of you know what she’s about, give us a shout out!)

Coming up next week we’ll look at sycamores, beeches, maples, and a few new mysteries too (of course).

So much to do, and so little bandwidth!


  1. How about Mulberry?

  2. Another beauty...

    I love secomores as well.

    You should think of putting all this pictures together in a book. you have quite a talent. Thank you for sharing it with us here in blogsville.

  3. KLD, good morning! It may very well be a mulberry, because a couple of the neighbors have mentioned mulberry trees and pointed ambiguously to one tree or another, so I know that they are around here. I'm going to consult the brown book and get back to you!

    Barbara, greetings! It's only now that I've finally learned to identify a sycamore by sight - isn't that funny? Anyways, now that I know which ones they are, I am completely enamored by them.

    Thanks for the book suggestion. Actually, as time has gone one I've been giving this more serious thought, and others have commented in kind. Certainly given a year or two's worth of images and thoughts, I ought to be able to pull something together, possibly with the incorporation of another passion of mine: poetry.

    For now, I like to keep that idea simmering on my back burner until a good solid concept emerges and I know how I want to market such a book in order to attract a publisher.

    In the mean time, I'll keep snapping and pondering, and perhaps by the end of it I'll have something that someone wants to take to the presses!

    Certainly the coolest thing about all of this right now is being able to publish online, and reach a world-wide audience with whom to share my love of trees!

  4. KLD, to continue my thoughts - I'm leaning more towards basswood/linden than mulberry: the leaves look more like linden leaves than mulberry leaves (although you are totally right: they are VERY similar). What stumps me is that this particular specimen did not flower (or if it did, I missed the flowers), while the others in the area have and still are in flower. On the other hand, this tree is incredibly young compared to the other lindens in the area, so that may have something to do with it.

    This one is growing among trees that my landlady has planted over the years, so when I see her I'll ask if she planted this one too (and if so, ask what it is) or perhaps learn whether this was tree invited itself in to the party!

    Answers to come (along with images of whichever ones the mulberries are... add those to the list of trees upcoming!)


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