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 trees 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.
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 oak is more obvious than in the other photos. The oak leaves look a bit like holly leaves. So we have the oak, the pine , 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.
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From this I discern that Mother Nature, when left to her own devices, really likes to mix things up.
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