February 21, 2010

At the Winter Tree Lodge...

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... take shelter for the long night.

23 comments:

Randy Haddock said...

We're supposed to get tons of snow here in NYC this week!

traditionalguy said...

Real live trees! In HS Biology we all had to pick a science project and make a report on it in 13weeks. I picked an easy one. Watching a maple tree's growth from fall into winter and spring The bark, leaves and sap and seeds all do involved stuff. But my girlfriend couldn't get over the idea that I was watching a tree grow. Come to think of it, that was funny.

Jimmy said...

The 30" we got a couple of weeks ago was enough to take down several huge fir trees in the neighborhood. So global-warming caused blizzard is also a tree killer. Oh well, USA wins huge hockey game vs. Canada and Thomas Friedman is still a barking idiot. Cheers, life is good.

HKatz said...

These trees have personality. The one on the left looks like a haggard drunk grumbling and poking at the one on the right, which looks startled and stiff, maybe a bit affronted.

traditionalguy said...

HKatz ...That is a great imagination. Do you do Tree Psychotherapy?

MadisonMan said...

Both of my brothers could ID those trees by their profiles. I'll guess that the one on the left is a Burr Oak. The one on the right? No idea.

HKatz said...

Do you do Tree Psychotherapy?

No, no... even though it would be rather easy, in most cases, to get to the root of the problem :)

Irene said...

At the Winter Tree Lodge. . .

. . . Bucky seeks shelter for the night.

traditionalguy said...

HKatz...Yes, and I have heard that if you bend a sapling, you will forever causes a tree to be twisted that way. I suspect that Meade has had a long experience raising trees from the nursery into trees with their roots planted by the waters. They also say that the first man's job had a lot to do with the care of trees, when he wasn't naming animals.

edutcher said...

We're supposed to get a little rain here tomorrow, hopefully washing away a good part of the %$#@^&^%*^&%*^% snow.

Frankly, although Ann's snowscapes are quite evocative (nothing quite says, "burrow in", like them), with The Blonde on crutches and 2 new puppies, the snow is the last thing I want to see for another nine months. The phrase "stir crazy" describes us all too well.

srfwotb said...

@HKatz

You know, until I read your comment, I thought the trees were happily paired. I was about to post of their love. But you're right. I'm ashamed to be so oblivious.

And just think...they can't get away from each other. They're trapped. Together. Forever.

former law student said...

We earn from a motion for child support, that Sarah Palin's grandson relies on government provided health care. Hopefully the death panels will let little Tripp live. See Section C

former law student said...

We learn, damnit.

I guess I should get a new keyboard.

rhhardin said...

White oak and Osage-orange, it looks like.

rhhardin said...

and 2 new puppies, the snow is the last thing I want to see

Dig shovel-wide dog trails around the yard.

It's very little work when the snow is fresh-fallen, much easier than a driveway.

AllenS said...

I'm ready for leaves on the trees.

WV: nesti

More than one birds nest.

Jimmy said...

Here's some background music

"Bare Trees" from Fleetwood Mac (Danny Kirwan era)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCsP0Rx6Cfg

edutcher said...

rhhardin said...

and 2 new puppies, the snow is the last thing I want to see

Dig shovel-wide dog trails around the yard.

It's very little work when the snow is fresh-fallen, much easier than a driveway.


The first snow was almost gone two weeks after the pups were born (1/7). After a week away, we came back (1/31) to six inches of snow (hardened, of course) with the kids less than a month old and temps in the 20s. I don't think we're gonna send newborns out in weather like that.

(Yes, Mom, Dad, and Grandma go out every day.)

The Crack Emcee said...

Sorry but, as a Rolling stones fan, I can't help it:

Gimme shelter.

ricpic said...

Enough Already!

February, you are such a pain in the ass --
With your stupid never ending white
And your ghastly wan and blackened blight
Denying us a glimpse of the overdue grass.

El Pollo Real said...

That view looks very familiar. However, the particular place I'm thinking of has been developed.

HKatz said...

And just think...they can't get away from each other. They're trapped. Together. Forever.

I think once the leaves appear they will considerably soften the trees' appearances and render them more harmonious, to some extent.

peter hoh said...

Here's Evgeni Plushenko having a little fun on the ice.