Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Portland, Maine

We took a day to go to Portland Maine, and I walked around taking photos of trees in the City. Trees enhance the beauty of a city, and Portland, Maine is a beautiful city.  I highly recommend it if you are in the area.  The people are very friendly, and the food is fantastic.

I don't think this tree was planned, but I like how it has fit into the edge of this building, and grows out over the walkway. The green against the red of the building is a nice contrast of colors.

This is the Unitarian Church in Portland, Maine. It's a beautiful church, and has gardens that are open on both sides. It's a great quiet place in the middle of the city. I think it's a great gift that the church gives to the community.

I don't remember where this tree was located, but I enjoyed the spring time blossoms. I especially liked the blossoms all over the sidewalk.

The Portland Museum of Art has an incredible beach tree. This is a tree that you have to see to appreciate. It's huge, and tough to capture in a single photo.

All in all it was a great day.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Urban Trees

I was walking through Ithaca on Friday night looking at the trees. I've seen examples of trimming the trees around the electric wires in many areas. It's always looked strange to me. I thought the sign was particularly fitting in this photo.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Spring has Sprung.

We're moving from one extreme to another. The monochromatic winter is leaving us, and everything is not bursting out from it's winter slumber. This is a Magnolia Tree near the Court House in Ithaca, NY.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cornell Plantations

Cornell University has some of the greatest gardens. Judy and I had some free time on Sunday, so we took a hike to view all of the blossoming bushes, and trees. This one reminded me of a bonsai tree.

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Curly Branches

As we left the Home Depot in Ithaca, I spotted this tree on the edge of the parking lot. I was attracted to the curly branches. Very few of the branches are straight. The leaves are just beginning to bud, so there is a slight haze of green around the dark green curly branches.

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Life for others

I find trees that are full of insects and woodpecker holes to be very interesting. I like the colors of the wood in this one.  The contrast between the newly exposed wood compared to the outside exposed layer are very interesting.

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