Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Flower of Hawthorn Tree

John 14:1
"Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me."

Monday, April 28, 2008

Lombardy Poplar

Early Spring growth of Lombardy poplar.

Ephesians 5:15,16
"Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil."

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Red Buds in the Wild

Walking through these rough woods I was not finding any Red bud trees and then I came across these. I walked back and forth through the woods to find the right place to take these photos and this, I think, is the best place to take these photos.

Isaiah 58:11
"And the Lord will continually guide you,
And satisfy your desire in scorched places,
And give strength to your bones;
And you will be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail."

Friday, April 25, 2008

Beaver Girdles Tree

It looks like the beaver were just eating the bark on these trees.

Mark 11:25
"Whenever you stand praying, forgive, If you have anything against anyone, so that your Father you is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions."

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Red Bud Trees

John 14:27
"Peace I leave with you;
My peace I give to you;
not as the world gives do I give to you.
Do not let your heart be troubled,
nor let it be fearful."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

May Apples

Just breaking out of the ground.

May Apples are now coming up.

Here is a who field of May Apples under a forest.

Jeremiah 33:3
"Call to Me and I will answer you,
and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know."

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Flowers in My Yard


These 2 plants in my yard are flowering.

1 John 2:10
"The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him."

Monday, April 21, 2008

Beaver Activity found in A New Area for Me

This tree was cut down by beaver but why didn't they not eat or use the branches?

Dam built across the creek.

Cut tree stumps

Tree girdled by beaver but not finished.

Matthew 4:3,4
"And the tempter came ans said to Him,'If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.' But He answered and said, 'It is written, Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'"

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Maple Seeds Developing

Got some maple seed photos this morning.

I thought these buds were beautiful.

Isaiah 52:7
"How lovely on the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who announces peace
And brings good news of happiness,
Who announces salvation,
And says to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'"

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Red Bud Trees are Blooming

Jeremiah 31:35
"Thus says the Lord,
Who gives the sun for light by day,
And fixed order of the moon and the stars for loght by night,
Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar;
The Lord of hosts is His name."

Friday, April 18, 2008

Osage Orange

Here is an unusual Osage orange tree with some branches

Here is an Osage orange with some branches growing along the ground.

John 20:31
"But these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name."

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Chinquapin Oak

Here is a Chinquapin oak with an unusual branch that harbors a bush growing out of it.

There is a predominance of Chinquapin oak leaves below the tree that gives me the confidence to call it that.

John 3:3
"Jesus answered and said to him, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.'"

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Old Wagon and Barn

Jeremiah 6:16
Thus says the LORD,
"Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths,
Where the good way is, and walk in it;
And you will find rest for your souls.
But they said, 'We will not walk in it.'

Monday, April 14, 2008

Tree Flowers

Click on the photo for a better view.

May Apples

Some of these I may be able to identify later in the year, when I come back to ID the tree.

John 3:14
"As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up."

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Leaning tree

Northern Red Oak

The tree I am referring to is in the center of the photo, bracketed by a thick stand of trees on the left and the right.

This tree is used to guide me in this part of the woods.

Current measurements
Height 86'
canopy 68' and 72'
Circumference 128 1/2"
Total Points 234

John 4:34
"My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish His work."

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hackberry blowdown

Wood chips from the tree splitting.

John 5:24
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life."

Friday, April 11, 2008

Sprouting Cottonwood

Here is an example of how a tree (cottonwood) seemed to have died but has sprouted again.

John 6:35
"Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life;
he who comes to Me shall not hunger,
and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.'"

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Red Bellied Woodpecker

Here are a few photos of a Red Bellied woodpecker

These 2 photos show how they brace themselves against the tree with their tail feathers.

Psalm 106:4
"Remember me, O Lord, in Your favor toward Your people;
Visit me with Your salvation."

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Advantages of Walking on a Trail

Here is one of the advantages of hiking on a trail. They cut out fallen trees.

Matthew 7:7
"Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you."