Monday, December 31, 2007

Not all trees are bare when they lose their leaves. . .

Ok went and got close ups. . . I think a few of you guessed correctly about the kind of tree. This one had fallen on the ground. Well, lots had but I took a photo of that one.

I don't know why people can't see my tree branch photo. . . I even took it off and re-loaded it. I have always seen it.



I have no idea what kind of tree this is but when I looked up at the bus stop this morning, I saw all, or most all, of the leaves were off the limbs and yet the tree was FULL. It's branches were laden with those round little spikey cones. I had never seen this on a tree before and found it interesting. This is not the whole tree but a side branch of a big tree. Of anyone knows what kind of a tree it is, please let me know. (Click on it to enlarge.)

12 comments:

RuneE said...

I'm sorry, but Blogger seems to be a bit off its rocker today - the picture didn't show (here at least)!

Anyhow, A Happy Blogging New Year to You!

dot said...

All I'm getting is the red x and I'm dying to see that tree! lol

Sharon said...

Hi Paulie. The picture of the tree didn't come up for me. Wish I could see it, your description sounds interesting.

As far as the book blogs I started, I'm going to use them mainly to keep track of the reading challenges I join. All I did was to go to my Dashboard and click on create blog by the manage your blogs line. You have already done this once with the other postcard blog. You can rename that one or delete it and start another one (or two or 3). Hope that helps! Let me know.

The 888 blog came from a challenge I joined. I left a comment and my email and they sent an invitation. Once I accepted the invite the 888 blog just showed up.

Katney said...

I'm wondering if it's a horse chestnut--but I can't tell because the picture will not open for me today.

Love Bears All Things said...

Could it be a Sweet Gum? They have round spikey balls on them that eventually fall off. I don't know if the fall off before the leaves or after. No picture here either.
Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

I think it is a sweet gum tree. Keep your great pictures coming. Cat(from T-Net)

Sharon said...

I can see the picture now, and it is a very pretty one.

I agree with anonymous, I think it is a sweet gum. I had one of those in my yard once and what a pain! Those sweet gum balls were all over the yard.

DigitalShutterMania said...

Paulie Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Healthy, Prosperous New Year and a year that fulfills all your wishes

Cheers
DSM

Love Bears All Things said...

Yes I can see the tree now. I discussed it with J and then looked up Sweet Gum. Although, we had these around as I was growing up, I couldn't remember if the leaves fell before the fruit. According to the web, they do. The fruit stays on all winter. They contain two nuts or seeds and some birds may be able to open them. When we were growing up, we sprayed these spiny balls with silver and gold paint for decorating. Several years ago, J gathered some along with pine cones on his Grandfather's place and sprayed them for me. I still have them.
I wish I could see one of the balls to make sure what you have is a sweet gum. The leaves would be star shaped.
Mama Bear

dot said...

I see it now and I would say a sweet gum also. Those little balls are a pain in the neck or maybe I should say the feet.

Lynette said...

Paulie, the trees outside my work windows in Portland are just like the one in your photo, and just like a tree we had in my backyard back home is Mississippi--definitely sweet gum.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Katney said...

We had a sweet gum tree in the yard when I was growing up. It is also called liquidambar. It was my favorite of all the trees we had. I don't remember those prickly seeds.