Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Buckeye Tree in Winter

The winter allows for some unusual growths on the Ohio Buckeye Tree. Here is some green lichen that is on part of the trunk and branch. Here is another area that has both the green and white lichen.
I think the fungus has an interesting pattern.
The final shot from the tree is a branch that I had trimmed previously.
The final thing I wanted to show was a floating log that had been drug off the fishing lake. I think it adds to the look in my Hostas and Sedum bed.
There is a reason I was drawn to this log because of its size and character. It kind of has a bull look at this end with the two horns.

26 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Interesting pictures, Tom. I like that log in the last picture. It does look a little like a bull with his horns!!!!
Betsy

Sherri Kaye said...

Nature is such a beautiful thing. Thank God there are people like you and me who love to capture in Photography to share with others. I like the 2nd picture best.

Tina said...

Fg, interesting pictures..love to find texture and patterns in pictures..love the pic of your boat (next post down) with all the snow all over it..spring is around the corner!! hard to believe..huh??

Luke Wiley said...

The trimmed branch looks very interesting now.
This is a cool type of tree!

Shellmo said...

The close up on the trees were nice macros! And I do love that floating log as part of your landscaping!

Tom said...

Hi Tom- I think you have photographed lichens, which are symbiotic organisms- part fungus and part algae. They are really fascinating. Check out my friend Jim's post, which includes video, about lichens!

http://jimmccormac.blogspot.com/2008/12/lichens-alive.html

Tom

George said...

Tom, very interesting photos. Who knew the buckeye tree could be so interesting?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Such unique pictures.If one takes the time to look even the bark of a tree can be beautiful.
Blessings,Ruth

Carletta said...

Love the texture of the lichens!
I like the old log - I personally think they add interest to a flower bed.

Leedra said...

I saw the horns before I got to where you said it. Cool!

Pietro said...

Very interesting pictures, Fishing Guy. It's clever to dwell on things that generally we do not mind about.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I really like your moss and lichen Tom. I have one on polyspors (similar to lichen) sheduled soon. It has been interesting learning the difference between these.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Oh wow, completely fascinating to read and to see such interesting photos about... very nice indeed!

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kewl snaps!! great colors

Dot O said...

Great photographs! Makes it worthwhile to really stop and look at the ordinary things!

Tipper said...

Very artistic photos of the lichen, moss, and cut branch. Amazing how pretty and intricate they are close up. I like the addition of the "bull" log to your flower bed too.

Paz said...

Wow! All very interesting shots. I'm glad you noticed and pointed out things to us that we may not necessarily look at. Very cool.

Paz

Kathleen said...

When I was a little girl in Indiana we would get dad to make us rings out of Buckeye's

Mary said...

These are neat! The white looks like little leaves spreading over the bark.

Sara G said...

Great post and awesome photo's!!
Take care

Janet, said...

You're right, that log does look like a bull with horns. Very interesting, I would have captured it too.

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Ken Conger Photography said...

Great series with unique images. Blue Skies.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Great close up shots. I love your Bull log and bull frog too!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots of the fungus. Who would think it would be so interesting but it is?
:-)

dot said...

You take such interesting pictures! I agree that the log looks like a bull. How neat!