Arborean Silhouettes

A grey, overcast, warm day in late December.

A good morning to walk to the Southwest, into the wind, to see what can be seen.

One group of seen-things was looking-up tree silhouettes.

We’ll start with an old friend, a beech tree from the “Life’s a Beech” post, as revised.

For some reason I’ve been thinking about violet lately, so the color of the sky has been changed.

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For more on this tree, and other beeches, see:
https://thetompostpile.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/lifes-a-beech/

In areas where fogs linger, lichen can proliferate on branches.

Here is an oak with a thriving population of “old man’s beard”.

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Not far from the licheny oak is a grove of pitch pines.

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Near the grove is an individual tree, surrounded by oaks.

Storm winds have wounded, bent, and twisted this pine.

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Each species has a characteristic silhouette.

The next tree is a red (swamp) maple that overhangs our road.

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Here is the beetlebung tree that abuts the swamp maple’s airspace.

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Beetlebung is our local name for tupelo, or Nyssa sylvatica.

Our last silhouette is not a tree at all.

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It’s a blueberry bush, also from the edge of our road.

It’s an ancient one, well over a hundred years old.

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