Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The theme this week by me  is "Tree-s, What is it and why did you choose it.Mac, Gail's Man,Kathy and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT and voting begins after that. If anyone wants to join please contact Mac or myself. 

This is a subject I really enjoy sharing. Thirty years ago I planted this tree in my front yard which is an Ohio Buckeye Tree. I choose it because of the following reasons: 
1 The Ohio Buckeye is the symbol of The Ohio State University.
2  I have always love these type of trees. 
3 My neighbor, when I was a child, had a similar tree. That was a Horse Chestnut that we had a lot of fun climbing and using the nuts for stringing three and throwing as a bolo. 
4 My tree is very prolific and it nuts produce baby trees every year.
5 It is a slow growing tree that makes a beautiful show every year.
It is in blossom at this time of Spring.
The bees love to collect the nectar and pose for you.
I enjoy capturing them with my camera.
My header is a full view of the tree. It has grown into a real beauty.
See what the others have shown above.


imac said...

Hi Tom, Ah, I see you are a Buck-eye chappie then lol.
Very neat showing here Tom, of your tree and shots too

Sylvia K said...

Such gorgeous trees, Tom, and beautiful captures! And I love the bees, too!!! Hope your week is going well!


Merisi said...

Gorgeous tree, beautiful blossoms!

Filip and Kristel said...

Fantastic Bee and flower pictures.


Gailsman said...

That's a whopper and no mistake. I bet you're ages sweeping up the leaves in autumn.

Jackie said...

I've seen a buckeye once (didn't know what it was until Daddy told me)...and now I see the tree.
Beautiful photos...and I love the bees pollinating it.
Gorgeous photos!

Jo said...

Hi Tom, I love trees and yours is a real beauty. I'm at this very moment writing a magazine article (more like a story) for a publication back in South Africa. My story concentrates on the fact that we're chopping down our trees, especially the indigenous and slow-growing thorn trees fasting than they can be replanted. The Africans here in East Africa make charcoal for a living so it's delicate situation. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful tree. Greetings from Jo, Tanzania

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love this tree. We have several in my home town and the gorgeous colour in fall is amazing.

MJ said...

OH Tom, it is so nice to catch up to you... How are you?? The tree is most majestic, to say the least... and the bumble bee... what a beautiful photo... you are amazing... I hope you are well, my good friend... please take care..



Becky said...

Hey! I know that tree!! It is a beauty.

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