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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Crazy Branches on the Cusp of Spring

Tree branches and the Flavel House, Astoria, Oregon I took these photos yesterday in front of the Flavel House. When I left on vacation 11 days ago, the trees were bare; driving around town yesterday, I noticed a few trees filled with white or purple blossoms. It will be a lot of fun taking pix of Spring's arrival. Meanwhile, I wanted to capture this tree with the insane branches while you can still see the zig-zag shapes. Soon it, too, will be filled with leaves and flowers. Does anyone know what kind of tree it is? I don't. Maybe when the flowers bloom, it will help us figure it out. But please comment if you know! It's hard to see it here, but the gigantic limbs are actually a mass of twisted branches, too. They look more like roots. You can see the overall shape of the tree below.

A tree in front of the Flavel House, Astoria, Oregon Big thanks to all of you who visited and posted while I was away. I enjoyed reading your comments on my BlackBerry, but I haven't figured out how to comment back with it, if it's even possible on the model I have. Anyway, I'm back now, filled with good memories, folders of photos for my other blogs, and a nasty cold to go along with jet-lag . . . and I have to work (which is fine, except I feel lousy and am sleeping at the wrong hours). I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs and commenting again. I miss my cyber-friends, and once again - it was great to hear from you while I was away!

You can read a little about the trip here on Lee's Amizade Adventure blog. He continued on to Africa when I came home. He's also suffering from a cold and probably trying to get some sleep and find a place to plug into the Internet to make new posts. His adventure will continue to be fascinating, I'm sure.

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9 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Welcome back. You've been missed.

Small City Scenes said...

Welcome home, Sheryl. I am sorry you came home with a cold but I am glad you had a wonderful time.

I don't know what kind of tree that is but it looks like that because of the way it has been pruned over the years. It does look very old. Who knows!

MB

nwlimited said...

Wow, this is cool...nice pics!

Jacob said...

I'm so sorry that you're not feeling well! It isn't much fun having to work (or do anything) when you're sick. Hopefully, you'll recover soon...

But what a wonderful trip you must have had. We'll look forward to seeing some of it in photos.

This tree is very weird...looks like it's been badly trimmed and grown every which way. But one has to admit it has character - I mean, if it was a plain ol' tree, you wouldn't be taking a picture of it!

cieldequimper said...

Chuck posted the cherry trees in Seattle, all pink, looks like I'll miss them :-(

Don and Krise said...

That tree just gives the house an erie look. Very cool.

Welcome home Sheryl. I'll check out Lee's blog as soon as I can. You'll be back on the right schedule before you know it.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is beautiful and amazing !!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and fantastic images !!

VP said...

What can I say, I love turrets!

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