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My favorite tree [Nov. 5th, 2008|03:14 pm]
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gwyn_hwyfar
This beech tree was growing in my parents back yard even before the house was built 40 years ago. I have known this tree almost since birth and lived for many many years with it right outside my bedroom window. It has been home to squirrels, owls, and countless other birds. Several years ago my parents had some trees taken down in their backyard....but not this one. This one is SPECIAL. I took some pictures of it when I visited my parents on my birthday a week and a half ago.

One of my favorite things about beech trees (besides the spiky little triangular-prism nuts) is the way you can find faces on the trunks.

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Bright red trees. [Oct. 30th, 2008|07:23 pm]
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duir_id
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Major Oak in Sherwood Forest. [May. 23rd, 2008|08:53 am]
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duir_id






And yes Sherwood Forest does exist... There are over 500 Oak trees in Sherwood Forest that are over 900 years old. The Major Oak is the most famous one of them all because of the legend of Robin Hood. However, the tree isn't old enough, and would not have been around when Robin was supposed to be...

I have a bunch more photos to post of old Oaks, but I can't get photobucket to save them when I rotate them...
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From Dan's Rock in Autumn [Apr. 25th, 2008|06:11 pm]
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wildwose
Located in Allegany county and commanding impressive views of the surrounding mountains. This is one in a series I am doing of Dan's Rock views over the seasons.

Dan's Rock in Autumn
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Lots and lots of trees [Apr. 21st, 2008|10:19 am]
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gwyn_hwyfar
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The following photo was taken from the weird and impressive Sideling Hill road cut in Washington County, Maryland, looking east. Please ignore the chain-link fence...I'd photoshop it out if I could!

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(no subject) [Apr. 11th, 2008|11:16 am]
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gwyn_hwyfar
I haven't posted anything in here for ages. Sorry! Here are a few I took yesterday and this morning. It's been all misty and moody here recently.

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Spring is sprunging. [Mar. 29th, 2008|10:35 am]
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duir_id
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lone tree in open field [Feb. 15th, 2008|09:02 pm]
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15_the_circle
[Current Location |Washington Grove, Maryland]

[crossposted from cottage renovations 15_the_circle]

this tree is located in an open field to the East of the Grove.  the tract in which it is located is slated for development and all the site plans I've seen show the spot where it stands as cleared and built upon. 

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the tree

its best hope is for the housing sector to remain in the tank, but even that will provide only a temporary stay of execution.  even so, a short term is better than none and we will continue to appreciate it for however long it may remain. 

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(no subject) [Jan. 24th, 2008|05:36 pm]
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duir_id
This an aluminium tree I found in a park somewhere in NYC south of the Empire State building.




And these I think are called gumballs...



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precipitation [Dec. 16th, 2007|11:59 pm]
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15_the_circle
[Current Location |Washington Grove, Maryland]

an overcast day with intermittent rain is not normally preferred for gathering images.  nonetheless today was not lacking in opportunity. 

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these leaves are submerged in a birdbath whose surface, rippled by arriving raindrops, reflects wet branches and grey skies overhead. 

raindrops over submerged leaves
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