Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Holly Hocks

Different hollyhocks. We planted hollyhocks in our back yard years ago. For many years they came up as volunteers. These photos were taken in a park near my work.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Sunday, July 29, 2007

American Sycamore

I twisted the camera to get this picture of this twisted sycamore. An unusual tree looking for light.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Goldenrain Tree

Goldenrain tree
Koelreuteria paniculata

It is as beautiful as the photo above show. The tree was introduced in the US in the 1700's Thomas Jefferson started a tree from seed he received from France on his Monticello estate.

It is native to China, Japan and Korea.

This tree is planted for ornamental in urban areas. It may escape cultavation.

The trunk may easily branch, though this one has not done so.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Fawn Spotted off Trail

Hiking for lunch I spotted this fawn. It was a treat to see it and she wasn't in a hurry to leave.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Blackberry Season

Blackberry season is still in front of us. Cool weather and abundance of rain seem to have forestalled the ripening of the blackberries.

Many things may have been hindering our spiritual fruit from coming to maturity. But if you keep at it you will see it come to maturity. So don't give up hope. Keep seeking the Lord and steadfast in the work God has for you.