Thursday, November 29, 2012

My Japanese Maple

This was supposed to be one of the delicate, lace-cut Japanese maples. Someone was helping me excavate the pond and hit the sapling with debris.  We tried saving it but it didn't make it. Clearly, it had been grafted to another variety entirely.  Despite the bare sumac towering over the fence, my little maple is actually eight feet tall. I have grown to love it.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I am not standing at a weird angle. The tree really is bent like that. I'm not sure what it's reaching for - the sky?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Head Over Heels...

The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw this image was Head Over Heels. I have no idea.

Living the beach life at one of my favorite parks off Lake Ontario.


Friday, November 23, 2012


One of the reasons we set up this blog was that each of us has over a thousand photos of trees. Yet, I spent last week racing around on my way to work snapping pics of every tree that catches my eye on that drive.  It amuses my coworkers no end. But it's good clean harmless fun for all of us so that can only be a good thing.

I backed up and turned around for this stately beauty.

Look at that weathered bark

And the hollow base.  It's stood like this for several years so one assumes the center is strong.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Blowing in the wind

I'd say, given the branches on these two trees that the wind comes in off the lake

It's more noticeable in this neighbour tree

Monday, November 19, 2012

Growing, growing, growing

There's a tree farm on my drive to work.  These are my favourites.  They're standing straight and proud, quietly growing.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nesting tree...

The leaves drop, outing the summer squatters. There have been three fat nests in this maple each year since this tree reached the age of majority.

Rock out, summer squatters. See you next year.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ready for winter...

This tree has pretty much shed her leaves. She doesn't seem to mind. Yesterday, I found her stretching her branches toward the autumn sun.

Ready for winter.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

These apple trees are still going strong midway through November.

Don't you just want to take a bite?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


This should really be Theresa's post. She's the one who mentioned a whole separate blog about things in trees. Apparently, it was quite common in Edinburgh to see the oddest things, a traffic cone for example, up a tree.

This is a sight I encounter on my drive to work.

Just in case you cannot believe your eyes, here's a close-up of the ladder, sideways, in the tree.  I hope to catch someone on it at some point so I can ask, "What the hell were you thinking?"

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Marching along...

Oh, the color! A beautiful curve of trees in a local cemetery. Marching along.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tree of Education

She who must be the Tree of Education. It's only fitting. I found her on the University of Prince Edward Island, aka UPEI, while touring there in September.  Look at that branch span.

I'm too sexy for my trunk, to sexy for my...

All I can think of is tree toes when I look at this close up. Enter here to get an education.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Drunken soldiers

"What do you do with a drunken sailor?" Or in this case, soldiers, as these lopsided trees are on the commons in front of Butler's Barracks.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tree from McB!

A dear friend, McB, sent me these pictures a while back of a tree that she admired. By the way, tree and McB rhyme. Not that McB wasn't special enough to begin with, but to have a name that rhymes with tree...awesome! :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pretty bark

If you look at the top of the tree there are holes left by an industrious woodpecker.  I like the way the Sumac leans into the shot.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Security Blanket...

This tree looks in need of a security blanket. It's the first thing I thought of when I saw the trunk shrouded in all that red foliage, especially with so few leaves clinging to its branches.


Thursday, November 1, 2012


I love twisty tangled trunks. If I remember correctly, this tree had thorns all over the branches.  Regardless, it was a delight right there by cathedral