Posts Tagged ‘trees’

The Riparian Preserve seems to have gone to the birds and it’s true, there are all sorts of birds and lots of them. Birders are there daily, some with camera lenses as big as my leg and almost as long. To them my telephoto lens must look like a macro lens.

But it’s not just about the birds or even about the animals (most abundant of which are the rabbits.) There are plants, too, and the palo verde, native to the Sonoran desert where we are, is one of my favorites. I love the bright yellow and the feathery look.

Palo verde means “green stick” in Spanish and once you get closer, you can see why.

The trees can photosynthesize through their green bark, an important adaptation for a tree that drops its leaves during the warm season and in response to fall cooling. Palo verdes also drop stems and branches to combat drought. ~Desert USA

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I was going to join Jo on her Monday walk today, but after getting back home late Thursday night, working Friday  followed by Bible study, relaxing a bit Saturday, then church and work today. I’m beat; ready for bed, but wanting to get a Monday post out.

I thought you might enjoy this photo of an unusual tree trunk.  The local park service cut down this tree at our nearby pond, but I’ve never seen a design like this before.  I find it fascinating, and ironic, that it looks so much like a leaf.  I hope it brings a smile to your face and a joyful start to your week.

Now off to bed.   Ahhh!

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copyright janet m. webb

Or (what my mind thought): trunk-ated. 🙂

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