Category Archives: Trees

Petunia Tree

This sight grabbed my attention on the way home.  It is a sawed-off tree trunk with baskets of petunias suspended off the end of each branch.  In a way, it appears tropical — something you might find in a foreign … Continue reading

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Self Portrait

Well, not exactly a portrait – but as close to the subject matter as I care to get! Actually, I only set up the shot using a tripod.  My friend pushed the button. I get the credit for the post-processing … Continue reading

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George W. (in the bush)

This statue of George Washington seems almost out of place.  It appears along a forest pathway within the Winterthur estate in Delaware.  This rendering of our American hero seems to lack the dignity characteristic of famous portraits.  Also, his arm … Continue reading

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Shenandoah

This is Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.  Seeing it requires a downhill hike from the trailhead adjacent to the roadway.  Dawn and I decided we’d better start doing workouts on the treadmill after we found this hike … Continue reading

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Blue Spruce

The blue spruce, or Colorado blue spruce as it is sometimes called, does indeed grow in the mountains of Colorado and in other western states as well.  I’ve seen entire mountainsides covered with these lovely trees. There are three blue … Continue reading

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Snowy Day

Snowy days offer a treasure trove of scenic wonders as the branches of trees and shrubs are laden with new-fallen snow.  The snow which falls onto the tops of branches, but not the bottom, cause them to appear more distinct. … Continue reading

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Perspective and Intuition

This retention basin in my housing development isn’t especially scenic.  However, the use of a wide-angle (focal length = 24mm) on my zoom lens, together with the unusual lean in the pine tree plus the receding clouds, gives a somewhat … Continue reading

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Quiz

OK, if you live around here, you’ve passed this scene hundreds of times.  So what is the object under the tree in the foreground? It was “presented” in 1907 by the WCTU.  So, what do the letters W-C-T-U stand for? And … Continue reading

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Beavers

In recent years, beavers have been at work in the Plainsboro Preserve.  They leveled many trees on the banks of the pond.  I noticed considerable effort had been made to plant new trees to replace the missing ones. Whether beaver … Continue reading

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Bark

I find tree trunks and tree bark a source of wonder and fascination.  Pitch pine bark has pronounced scales and deep fissures between.  This species, Pinus rigida, is noted for its ability to survive fires due to this thick bark as … Continue reading

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