Friday, September 01, 2006


Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful August! Today I am basking in some glorious, Seattle-worthy overcast skies, eagerly awaiting the coming rain. With my favorite seasons just edging their way in, and the trees about to turn, it’s time to breathe some life back into Arboreality.

Over the past month I have been enjoying much of the life under the trees – most especially the wildflowers, many of which are still new to me. I’ve also been smitten with the katydids, praying mantis, lightning bugs, cicadas, butterflies, and other wonderful insects which have enjoyed the summer swell and will soon have to retreat for the cold months ahead.

I will have many new things to share with you in coming months, particularly the Eastern autumn (which will be new to me), and the many nuts, fruits, and other trappings of fall which have already begun to make their appearance. In today’s image, you see some ripening wild cherries from a tree down in the field near the woods.

If you’re looking for more fun with trees, today is the Festival of the Trees 3 at Burning Silo. I wasn’t able to share anything this month, but I will be hosting in December, so stay tuned! If you want to learn more, visit the Festival of the Trees blog.

Also, thank you to everyone for the well-wishes, and for visiting over the past month in my absence. I have much blog-catch-up to do at your respective blogging homes, and will be breathing some life back into Brainripples soon as well. Have a wonderful weekend folks!


  1. What a gorgeous photo! Welcome back to Blogland.

  2. Très belle image !
    Mais ne reconnais pas cet arbre ..
    Ses fruits ressemblent à ceux de l'alisier mais les feuilles ne sont pas celles de cet arbre .
    En France , (au sujet du murier ) il y a souvent une confusion à propos des muriers .
    Il y a trois sortes de muriers :la ronce qui pousse surtout dans les champs de blé après la moisson .Au ras du sol , très petite . Ses fruits sont très sucrés , très parfumés .
    Ensuite la ronce des fossés ,presque un arbuste .
    Les fruits sont plus gros mais moins sucrés et moins parfumés .
    L'arbre pour l'élevage des vers à soie .
    Il a une variante appellée platane murier aux feuilles plus grandes , à croissance rapid .
    Les fruits sont très bons pour les tartes !

  3. Hooray, the tasty blog posts/natural mind biscuits that go so well with morning tea are back again. Good to have you in the virtual neighbourhood once more, JLB. Looking forward to breakfasting on your 'nutty' insights and 'fruity' facts this autumn.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, as usual.

    I tried to comment under the above post, but was unable to do so.

    Wild flowers are very mysterious to me. They have this name, but in reality, there is some great order to them as you point out in your post.

    Good to see you blogging again.

  5. Geraldine - thanks! It's good to be back!

    Sylvia - glad you found me!

    Jean - merci de me rendre visite, et de vos pensées aux arbres!

    Pollen Nation - it's good to be back, and to be exploring everyone elses' blogs once again!

    Barbara - howdy! Long time no blog - thanks for stopping in and sharing your thoughts on the flowers. I adore wildflowers - they are very special spirits indeed.


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