April 29, 2010

It's time to be with trees.

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They're reaching out to you.

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Feel them!

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37 comments:

cokaygne said...

Wow, beautiful. We are having an early spring in Maine, but Wisconsin looks even more advanced. I thought that your climate would be similar to Maine. Are you having an early spring?

El Pollo Real said...

Trees tie the earth and sky...

Moose said...

We're going off on another Frank Zappa tangent, aren't we?

Lem said...

Call me crazy.. but I bet that lovely park is not in Arizona.

Gary said...

Help, save me from the trees!

Triangle Man said...

but I bet that lovely park is not in Arizona

Because Meadehouse is boycotting the state?

MamaM said...

The flowering trees in our area (MI) are loaded with blooms. I haven't seen them this full in long time. Even the old crabs that tend to patchy participation are into all out production. Maybe it has something to do with the cool summer last year.

Whatever it is, I find their abundance heartening. Something is working.

wild chicken said...

Now I'm depressed. The hubby killed my favorite tree by applying 2,4-D in the dripline two years ago. Stunted last year, dead now.

Probably the greatest trial of my marriage.

AJ Lynch said...

Is the middle pic of a Japanese Maple? It looks like the tree in my front yard.

Lem said...

Because Meadehouse is boycotting the state?

No, because it doesn't look like this.

AllenS said...

That's not many trees. Especially if you're going to provide wood for Al and Tipper Gore's 6 fireplace mansion.

WV: piges

No shit.

tooclass said...

strap yourself to the tree with roots
You ain’t goin’ nowhere.

tooclass said...

also: flowers on the hillside bloomin crazy.

Original Mike said...

Be the tree.

Penny said...

"Be the tree."

Not a bad thought in spring, summer and fall, but if you think I am going to stand outside buck naked all winter long you got another guess coming mister. ;)

Jeremy said...

WOW!!!

Which of these trees do you and Needy eat?

And what about storage?

And do you have to refrigerate them?

Jeremy said...

AllenS said..."That's not many trees. Especially if you're going to provide wood for Al and Tipper Gore's 6 fireplace mansion."

Duh.

Original Mike said...

Penny, you'd be asleep.

rhhardin said...

Today was an irruption of Field Mustard.

video on bike commute.

MamaM said...
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MamaM said...

Jeremy posting
On tree threads! In order to
Branch, Flower, or Bark?

Irene said...

"In order to
Branch, Flower, or Bark?"

Wag more, bark less.

Irene said...

Also. Laura Bush's memoir is coming out next week.

Visit www.laurabush.com and see where you go.

Trooper York said...

Hey Jeremy, Jeff Ireland has a question for you.

edutcher said...

The trees may not want to be with us. If so, there are times I wouldn't blame them.

You've caught the haiku fever, Mama.

Irene said...

"In order to
Branch, Flower, or Bark?"


Wag more, bark less.


Run hard, bark loud.

That's Mrs. Hudson's philosophy, even if she can only manage a "Reff, reff" right now. Wait till she's big like her mom.

Irene said...

@edutcher: one of these days, you should post a photo of the pups.

Penny said...

"Penny, you'd be asleep."

True, but I might get cold out there. Do you think you could have a friend knit me a tree cosy?

Penny said...

Rh, your video should come with a warning to turn the volume down. You bicycle SO fast that the mic makes it sound like an impending tornado in Ohio. lol

Kirby Olson said...

My new allergy pills are almost perfect this year. Just a little itching under the eyes.

Can anyone name all three trees?

mc said...

All the liberals in College land are Trees-onous;)

ricpic said...

The tree in the bottom picture? I'm ashamed to say I don't know its name but it's very close to the tree outside my kitchen window, which looked so good to me when I first saw it that it clinched my decision to buy the house. What would morning in the kitchen be without that tree to look out on?

former law student said...

I'm shocked by this brazen display of plant genitalia. Was exposed pistils the theme for the day?

MamaM said...

fls...What are you looking at?

There have been brazen displays of plant genitalia all week. But this selection of pictures??? Barely a pistil to be seen.

This must be the thread where those arguing about shovels and pickaxes come to growl and let off steam.

edutcher said...

Irene said...

@edutcher: one of these days, you should post a photo of the pups.

I suppose you're right, although I'm hardly the photographer Ann is. Maybe if I start an account on Flickr, we can get them sold.

Irene said...

@edutcher: Raff raff!

Michael Hasenstab said...

Can anyone name all the trees?

Sure. There's Ted, that pinkish one is Irene, an that one's Dmitiri, over there is Uma, and that annoying bush is Rielle.

Original Mike said...

"True, but I might get cold out there. Do you think you could have a friend knit me a tree cosy?"

How do you get into that thing?