Monday, August 31, 2009

EMPS #53 -- Trees

Today is Carly's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot and the subject is "Trees." I have quite a few oak trees near my house, and they tend to lose branches now and again. Just last Friday evening as I was pulling into the driveway, the following branch fell out of the tree in the picture after it. It is maddening because of my not knowing what to do with the branches once they have fallen. But this is the story of my trees.

If you would like to participate in the photo shoot, go to the link mentioned above and follow the directions.


sparrow said...

I miss the oaks of England. Could you get someone to make some "turned" bowls from the branches? They would look great. Thanks for visiting my tree in NZ

Jama said...

Nice tree! we don't have any oak tree here.

Carly said...

Hi Suzanne :)

Oh goodness, that could mess up a day if it hit you! YIKES! I am so glad you are ok. I just love Oak trees, we have a lot of them in my neck of the woods, I suppose that was the inspiration for naming Oakland... Oakland! LOL. Funny, but that just occurred to me. LOL.


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Margaret said...

I'm glad you didn't get hit. It's a beautiful old tree.

Carolyn Ford said...

That could have put a dent in your car or head! Great post! You have reminded me to keep my trees trimmed.

Greg said...

I think I would worry less about what to do with the brances and more about how not to get when one falls. Oak trees are full of very heavy branches that will hurt if they hit you.


Mike said...

That is a big branch! We have a smaller oak in front of our house. It's been a little sick so I don't know if it will get as big as yours.

Liz said...

All trees in any situation that includes the public should be carefully maintained and inspected by a qualified tree surgeon on a regular basis.
Disaster can often be avoided by preventative measures.
And the tree can continue to give only joy and health to everyone that walks past.
A great photograph that captures why the present may mourn the ignorance of the past.