June 22, 2007

Bark.

Bark.

Bark

Bark.

Bark

Bark bark bark.

30 comments:

Troy said...

Rough.

Bissage said...

Birds pull at that bark for the nesting material.

Kids pull at that bark for the sheer joy of it.

But it's also true that the birds are having fun and the kids are accomplishing something.

So it goes.

Ann Althouse said...

I felt like pulling off a piece and writing on it.... it's so papery.

Ann Althouse said...

But then I have graphomania.

Ann Althouse said...

I'm barking mad with it.

Internet Ronin said...

Collar it!

Meade said...

Whao! Those are some BIG barky-breaded onion ring things!

Internet Ronin said...

BTW, is that, perchance a "Paperbark Maple" we are being up close and personal with? If so, you should write on it, send it to your publisher as world's first Paperbark Paperback.

peter hoh said...

Enough with the tree puns. I'd be sycamore.

Meade said...

Aw, peter hoh, quit yer birching.

Internet Ronin said...

birch, birch, birch. bark, bark, bark. birch. bark. birch. bark, bark. BIRCH! So it goes...all day long.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Paperbark writer.

If you really like it you can have the rights,
It could make a million hits for you tonight.
If you must return it, you can send it here
But I need a break and I want to be a paperbark writer,
Paperbark writer.

AlphaLiberal said...

These are pretty neat.

Simon said...
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Simon said...

It's worse than your bite.

Internet Ronin said...

Somehow, I doubt that, Simon!

vet66 said...

Hillary would whittle it down to a toothpick and present it to Bill!

Bissage said...

IR, they're specimens of Heritage River Birch, in clump form.

PDF, here.

Meade said...

You Betula your Sweet Gum and Ash they are, Bissage.

Pogo said...

But don't arbor a grudge if I don't play your druidic games.

Internet Ronin said...

Thanks, Bissage! They did look rather birchy to me, but the reference to paper had me wondering. Pity. Mine never lived long enough to get so pretty, or messy I assume.

Hazy Dave said...

...And the caravan moves on.

Troy said...

the Larch.

Theo Boehm said...

How a-peeling.

rhhardin said...

First bark 1, 2, 3, 4 , howl 5

ricpic said...

Hoary old trees
In hairy bark;
Better this than
Naked and stark.

Ann Althouse said...

Hey, we have a new house poet!

jane said...

No wonder the leaves are rustling. It's a strip tease.

jane said...
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jane said...

No wonder the leaves are quivering. It’s a flaying.