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Back to the Treetops

While I was trying to solve the mystery of my mystery tree , which I wrote about previously, I went back out with my camera to study all the trees around it. One of the most interesting was the one you see in the photo here. To make any sense of it at all, you will need to expand it by opening it in another tab. Otherwise, it will be so small you will probably not see much but a big blob of green and brown.

These treetops are really three mixed together. The pine tree is pretty obvious, and in the closeup below of the top middle you will even see the pine cones. To the right side you can discern the oak leaves. There wasn't an oak there when I moved in, but one of those acorns from that large oak across the street must have made its way to my back yard and spouted beside the pine tree. This often happens with oaks. I have several under my pine trees in Templeton.

I took the photo.

Below is another enlarged portion from the bottom right corner of the top photo. The discerning eye will notice that at the very right you will see my mystery tree again. More to the left the is more obvious than in the other photos. The oak leaves look a bit like holly leaves. So we have the oak, the , and the mystery tree growing together. Although I couldn't fit it into the photo, there are a few blooms from the Cecile Brunner rose near the top of these treetops, so it is also in the mix, having climbed the trees, probably the pine.

To see the complete photos, be sure to resize your browser window as large as possible so the photos won't be cropped.

I took the photo.

From this I discern that Mother Nature, when left to her own devices, really likes to mix things up.

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MegL wrote on November 9, 2014, 5:33 AM

I don't get the feeling those mystery leaves are rose, even wild rose. Here is a tree identification site for America that may help

tafmona wrote on November 9, 2014, 8:05 AM

I guess this is where we got the name of the famous juice that I enjoyed during my childhood, it was called Tree Top

Ellis wrote on November 9, 2014, 9:37 AM

Which ever one get to the light first flourishes those in the shade get left behind....bit like life really...

carolscash wrote on November 9, 2014, 10:41 AM

These are beautiful photos of trees. I would love to see this in person. I bet it is a sight to see.

paigea wrote on November 9, 2014, 2:58 PM

Part of our property is left to it's own and the trees grow in all sorts of interesting ways. I like it and would love to let it take over more of the property

keishafaye100 wrote on November 9, 2014, 6:42 PM

I dont understand why... not even to this day.. but i have always been very fascinated with trees. when i was a little girl, i would climb to the top of the trees and sit there from dawn to dusk, and i would loose myself into a day dream.

BarbRad wrote on November 9, 2014, 6:56 PM

That site didn't help me much. It's not very complete.

BarbRad wrote on November 9, 2014, 6:59 PM

I think that brand name came before my trees were born.

BarbRad wrote on November 9, 2014, 7:00 PM

Very true. The pines grow faster than the oaks.

BarbRad wrote on November 9, 2014, 7:00 PM

In my opinion, any tree is a sight worth seeing.

BarbRad wrote on November 9, 2014, 7:02 PM

Most of our Templeton property is in its natural wild state except right near the houses. We have trees under trees.

BarbRad wrote on November 9, 2014, 7:03 PM

I had a favorite tree I used to climb and hang out in when I was a child. Unfortunately, I had to move, and there were no comparable climbing trees at our new home.

AliCanary wrote on November 9, 2014, 7:35 PM

I didn't realize that trees could grow all together like that without the weaker ones dying. It's kind of heartening, if weird :)

BarbRad wrote on November 10, 2014, 3:24 AM

Trees can do more than most people give them credit for.

maxeen wrote on November 10, 2014, 9:42 AM

Do you ever hug your trees ? Supposed to be so healthy.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 11, 2014, 11:40 PM

They do indeed. I don't have too much trouble keeping up with oak seedlings in unwanted places, but I can rid a patch of all the pines I can find, blink, and then there's suddenly a 4 foot pine there that wasn't the day before. Of all the songs that wax sentimental about Georgia pines, I did not write any of them.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 11, 2014, 11:43 PM

I have too many cedar trees. I am sooo not hugging them. I love my oak trees, but we've had enough intimate contact. Oak tree + bicycle = root canal.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 11, 2014, 11:45 PM

I have a zillion photos of my oak and maple trees, and keep taking more. You inspired me with your post on oak trees awhile back to do a post on mine, and I never seem to get around to it--I just keep taking more pictures for it. I took some the other day, in fact. Sooner or later, I'll get them up.

BarbRad wrote on November 12, 2014, 3:45 AM

I don't hug trees, either. I photograph them.

BarbRad wrote on November 12, 2014, 3:47 AM

Sure you will. Just like I will. My restore files from Carbonite are still downloading, going on week three, and they are only about half here. Most of it is email and photos.