Slow Bloomers

Slow Bloomers

Day 42 - March 31, 2020 - This is a comparison of our neighbors tulip tree (on the left) to ours on the right. Our neighbors tree was already dropping petals! In April of 2020 I posted my study on how long it would take for the Tulip (or magnolia) tree out front to bloom. [...]

Murder Mystery 🧐

Murder Mystery 🧐

When I spotted these brown evergreens it made me wonder. Evergreens aren't meant to be brown. It's in their name.  What happened that turned these young saplings from their hopeful green future to this lifeless clone army? Since ALL (not simply one) were decimated, my first guess was disease. It rains aplenty here. Lack of [...]

Clothed

Clothed

If you've been following me, you know my passion for trees is strong. What you may not know is that I love to see the latest trends in tree haute couture. FYI haute couture refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted high-end fashion design that is constructed by hand from start to finish. (According to [...]

Leaf 🍃Love

Leaf 🍃Love

Whether it's an old leaf or a new one I have a passion for all things tree. 🌳 That ball of fuzz is a banded wooly bear caterpillar. In late Spring it will emerge from its cocoon an Isabella tiger moth. And now back to leaves and trees.... 🍃🌳 Jesus, our Lord and God, weaved [...]

Bud to Bloom

Bud to Bloom

Tulip Tree "Time-lapse" The Tulip Tree is problaby more commonly known as the Saucer Magnolia, but Tulip Tree fit better into my trio of "T" words. Plus, my mother-in-law always refers to it as such, so I like it. This was a really good exercise in patience! These guys take their time. Not a whole [...]