Thursday, March 12, 2020

My Woods of Many Textures

My woods are Cornoavirus free and so I have taken some more 'texture' photographs. I find the twists, sweeps and crackles interesting. Did you know that oak trees are homes for over 500 species of insects? Many other trees, if native in your area, are the housing for so many beneficial insects that are in turn food for so many birds!

Above is the bark of the Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana).

My smooth crepe myrtle bark.

In the photo above a very large pine stands in the yard.

Something interesting and artistic above.  Something painful below.


  1. I think Hop Hornbeam wins the day.

  2. we had a crepe myrtle in the front yard of the city house and at one point someone had put a wire around one of the branches to hang or hold something and decades later the tree had grown completely around and over it so the end of it just stuck out.

  3. There is so much to see in the woods and bark is fascinating. My current favourite is ironwood.

  4. I knew insects thrived in tree bark, but had no idea would be so many different species.

  5. Now really impress me and tell me how many micro organisms are in your trees.

  6. Many of us may be looking for virus free photo ops. You did well.

  7. These are wonderful. Keepers. All the shapes and textures giving me weaving ideas. And they're just so good to simply look at, a visual pleasure. This post was a public service!

    1. Wow, that is such a kind comment!

  8. Ouch on that last one.

    The crepe myrtles shed and make a mess, but they are too beautiful a mess to do without.


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