Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Below is a photo of while I am hiking to the forest. It is further up the bank.
A carpet of cottonwood is next to this stand. It must of seeded in during a different flood.
Willow can withstand flooding for a long time.
"And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.
Just as willow is made to withstand flooding so we can withstand the tests of life as we have Jesus within us.
Article of Black Willow forest
Here is a photo showing the stems of a Black willow stand.
Friday, June 11, 2010
I came across this fallen Hackberry.
There is life when sap get up the bole and on one side there was life. It came be the same in the spiritual. We may seem to be vibrant but part of our life has rot in it. When the tests of life come our sin will cause us to crash. Life can't be lived with compromise. Health is required for a vibrant life.
A tree can't solve the rot in its bole. But we can get rid of the sin our life by confessing it and turning away and following God.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Later I hiked up on top of the bluff. I fought my way through some Asian bush honeysuckle. When I came to the trees I saw they were ash.
Finding a seed on the gound I will use that as the method of IDing these trees.
Its white ash.
Getting there is half the fun. There were trails but I shyed away from on the cliff edge.
Here is the wolf tree Chinquipin that I have posted earlier. I went by it looking for the Ash trees near the blufs edge. I had posted about this tree earlier. Link to prior post.
Here is a link showing the difference between 4 major ash trees you can compare the seeds
Here are some pointers on collecting ash seeds.
Here is a link that helps you decipher if a tree is an ash tree.
Here is another link that helps distingues ash from other common similar trees.
Monday, June 07, 2010
Then I came across an oak tree that I call a Turkey oak because of the thin shaped lobes on the leaves.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
I did not notice the growing antlers until I looked at the photos on my camera.
On this photo I was moving closer to see what the buck will do. He turned to see me better. I was using some branches to partially hide and shooting with a telephoto through the branches. Just after this photo he walked off to the left.