Saturday, February 4, 2012

Saturday's Tromp Along Worle Creek

Today's tromp covered some areas with heavy underbrush.

Found a path through...

Very interesting bark....I will have to get out my Dirr's....It is Amur corktree
 This bark looks familiar, but cannot name it.....Dirr's?  And Hophornbeam..Ostrya

A lovely carpet of needles shed from the Eastern White longer in their "bundles of 5."

Back in the 'hood and spotted the neighbor's flouncy hemlock.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


from this ......

to this.....

foto courtesy of McClanahan Studios, Ames, IA

Sunday, January 29, 2012

THE BIG and the small

This is our neighbor's pup Fergie sleeping on their kitchen table.

This is the YouTube video of a doormouse sleeping in the palm of a hand.