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Monday, 25 February 2008

Odd Shots On Monday


I am so late with this today! I've been out all day, and I've only just sat at my computer. I took this towards the end of April one year.

The tree is a silver birch, split into two equally sized trunks. Between the two, well above the ground, is a little pocket of soil and moss. If you look very carefully at this you might be able to make out the tiny sycamore seedling growing in the grass there. I wonder how big it will grow, and what the resulting tree combination will look like.

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Happy Monday!

12 comments:

JC said...

That is neat. When we were kids my folks planted a tree for each of us. We've moved several times since, but I often wonder about my tree.

Dragonstar said...

JC, we did the same on the island. Impossible to move the trees when we left, and nowhere to put them if we did. A birch for our silver wedding, too. Ah well, we still have the memories.

dot said...

That would definately be interesting to see in 5 0r 10 years!

Dewdrop said...

Very cool shot! I love nature shots.

starnitesky said...

Are you able to go back, it would be interesting to see how the sycamore grows.

Marylin said...

ooh what a great picture! I'd love to see how it looks once the sapling has grown :)

Paulie said...

Very unusual so I definitely think that can be counted as an odd shot! You must know your trees -- I would not have been able to identify the two kinds.

Katney said...

That is not boring in the least. It is fascinating. Here in the Pacific Northwest in the old growth forest we have what are called "nurse logs". When a tree falls, it lies there and begins to decompose. As it decomposes, it provides nourishment to new seedlings. Sometimes you see the huge log pretty much intact with all these little trees growing along it. In other places you might see one that is only a long mound and the trees in a straight row. This one is, perhaps, a "nurse notch". It will be interesting to watch over a few years

Sandy C. said...

That is a very interesting shot. I'm curious too how it will look later :)

Sandy M said...

Thanks for visiting. I've never before heard of Odd Shots, so special thanks for introducing me to that. Love your site!

Haze said...

It's really a beautiful shot! I love it!

Damama T said...

Very cool. Have I mentioned that you find the best stuff??

Do you think you'll ever get back to the island for a visit even? If you do, please take lots of pictures for us! (Umm, like you wouldn't! DUH!)