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I Speak for the Trees



“I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues,” wrote Dr. Seuss.

Lorax, will you speak for me? Tell Elm and Hackberry I am sorry. I had no choice.


Red Maple

Red Maple

Lightdance, October 27, 2011

I’m going to frame this photo of the red maple today to take to my DIL for her office. The brand new Five Points Animal Hospital in East Nashville is booking appointments for Tuesday, November 1, 2011! There will be a small open house (the official one will be later in November) Saturday morning for people to stop by to meet the staff and tour the new clinic. Hooray! A hundred hoorays!

Beautiful Tree

Flowering Tree

Lightdance, June 6, 2011

Lensbaby Composer shot of a flowering tree next to the Large Lake at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.

Pink Dogwood


Lightdance, June 2, 2011

Temperatures down to 93 degrees today, from 95 yesterday. Too hot for man or dogwood, but we can think back a few weeks. We have our memories. Paint the Moon texture layer added to the pink dogwood layer, frame from OnOne.

Hackberry Down


Lightdance, May 26, 2011

Normal programming will be interrupted to bring you the picture of the giant Hackberry that fell over in my son’s yard  around midnight during last night’s storm. It fell into an empty lot next door, but if it had fallen the other way, it would have crushed their house. I can’t think about that! The tree is so big I had to take five shots and put them in a panorama to get it all in the picture.  My husband is in the last picture beside the tree, to show scale.  It’s one of the many responsibilities he has, being married to a photographer.


Standing by the tree to give an idea of scale.

Assateague Island Pines

Pine Trees

Lightdance, April 27, 2011

Many of the pine trees on Assateague Island are suffering from a  disease that is causing their bark to slough off. These appear to be disease free, with stand-out cones, and new growth that looks like needle explosions.

Pine Trees

Lightdance, April 27, 2011

Contorted Filbert

Contorted Filbert

Lightdance, April 3, 2011

A strange, but beautiful tree growing at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, the Contorted filbert, Corylus avellana contorta. I love the identifying tags on all the  plants at Cheekwood, except in the Japanese garden, where they don’t put put them for some reason. I guess they don’t think labels are very ‘natural’ at Radnor State Natural Area. You’re on your own in the naming department at Radnor.