Happy Father’s Day Dad! These are for you! And Happy Father’s Day to Grandpa Tom, too!
The first image is a trillium which I caught an image of while still living in Olympia, Washington. Trailhead also has some righteous trillium photos at Trailhead Images. (From what I remember, Dad loves trilliums as much as I do).
Our second image is of the mystery elm. One of these days I’ll be able to give you a definitive answer as to its identity!
Third we have another mystery tree. I am at a complete loss as to what it might be: this tree is growing right next to the house in the front yard, and was obviously planted there by humans. The little flowers surprised me literally overnight, and disappeared almost as quickly. Any ideas as to what she could be?
The fourth image is of a beautiful mystery plant. While this plant has much the same shape as a young fireweed (among my favorite flowers), I know that it can’t possibly be the same plant. Fireweed would be WAY bigger by now!
My dad’s many interests include different branches of botany, and with that, paleobotany. There’s no doubt that my father’s interest in all things green and my parents’ decision to live in a well-treed place has fed my own natural love for trees and plants, and digging in the dirt.
Dad and Mom have provided me with numerous tree books, and my trusty camera, both of which are critical tools used in creating Arboreality, and in continuing my own botanical studies. To both Mom and Dad, thank you!
To Dad, and all fathers:
I wish you a very happy, relaxing Father’s Day!