Friday, April 30, 2010

Revisit Lightening Strike tree

A revisit of the Kentucky Coffee Tree that was struck by lightening shows that the tree is effectively dead. There are a few leaves on a couple of branches But the tree is a goner. The last post showing the photos below was on 22 May 2009.

Here is a Kentucky Coffee tree that was recently struck by lightening. The bark that peeled off the tree is on top of the grass. There is a dead squirrel next to the tree that apparently was killed by the strike.

Why did the lightening go down the trunk in a spiral?

How much of a chance does this tree have in surviving this strike? I have read in books that trees can survive but it will be a tree that I want to revisit in future years.

Notice the feather compound leaves. They are double compound.

Monday, April 05, 2010

First Responce to Spring

Forsythia and Asian honeysuckle first to leaf out this spring. April 1, 2010

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Setting Sun

I took these photos walking around the block after supper. The sun in the west through trees provided a partial view of the sunset, while the clouds looking to the east reflected the setting sun well.

Black Walnut Buds

Black walnut buds.

We have this hope of Christ waiting for the promise of the Father. Let us live ready for His coming just as this bud waits for spring.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

River Birch Bark

March photo of River birch bark. Papery and colorful.

Friday, April 02, 2010