Showing posts with label tree. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tree. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Last Gasp of Winter Along Harshman Road


[updated to include image, which failed the first time]


[image credit Gary]

I don't know why the farmer keeps this solitary oak  tree right out there on the boundary between two fields.  After all, the shade it brings plus the hassle of plowing around it make it a detriment and inconvenience.

But it's beautiful, so that's why I think it remains.  Farming is not always about profit maximization, it's also about the beauty of growing things.

Monday's snow is just about history.  Let's hope that's it for the winter of 2013-2014.



Monday, October 15, 2012

Beware of the Strange Tree.

I encountered a rather strange tree beside the road on a local run over the weekend.  WARNING: This is a test.

 
 
 
Here is a close up of the trunk and leaves:
 
 
 
And finally, the reveal that this is not really a tree, but merely a telephone pole completely grown over with poison ivy:
 
 
 
Be careful out there.  I've previously blogged about the scourge that is poison ivy, and how it has theological implications, here.
 
[all image credits Gary]