Trees

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  1. Richard Paradon

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    Richard, that is a spectacularly beautiful tree ! ! The way the leaves are shaped reminds me of our Mimosa trees here in the South; but ours have pink blossoms, and the blossoms are like fuzzy little fluffballs and not petals. Here is a pciture of one of the Mimosa trees in bloom.
    Maybe your tree is a relative to the Mimosa ? What is it called ?

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    That also is a beautiful tree, Yvonne! I have seen trees here that are similar but not quite the same. As far as the tree I shot, I have no idea of its name. I was wondering around some railroad tracks and the brightness of the red brought me to it.
     
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    Oh these are both breath-taking! Yvonne, I love mimosas! Aren't they charming and pretty? I also love that poem by Joyce Kilmer. I'm not a "tree-hugger" per se, :D but I have always loved them, especially unusual ones.
     
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    Trees inspire me too, but in a different way. I'm always looking at them trying to find styling ideas for bonsai. ficus-bonsai-cutting.jpg
     
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    I too look at trees for artistic inspiration. I do not like straight angles very much, so it is a good thing I'm a portrait artist. I have never found anything that teaches me more about curves, or reflective lighting as trees do. Even the ugly trees that are dieing.
    I too think the two trees must be related. I wonder if there is a site we could send the pictures to for identification .
    Anyone know of one .
     
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    You could try http://www.gardening-forums.com/ There are usually people there who can identify all sorts of plants.
     
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    @Michelle Stevens, Thank you very much. Now I just have to figure out how to capture the pics for transport. But, I do have a personal guru, Yvonne, and she quite frequently takes pity on me.

    Yvonne!!! ( I holler and whine as if I were a child.) image.jpg
     
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    After due research, I believe that Richard's beautiful tree is a Royal Ponciana tree, and it IS related to the Mimosa tree. In fact both of them are a type of legume, just like peas and other related species.
    Here is a page that tells about the Royal Ponciana tree, and also has pictures of it.

    @Ina I. Wonder , here is the answer to your guestion (Guru bows to Princess Ina) . To copy any picture (except copyrighted ones), just touch the picture with your finger and a little box will pop up on the ipad that says "save". Choose that, and it will then put the picture in your photostream.
    Getting it back online somewhere might be trickier, if they do not have a place like forums have that says to add a file.

    http://mgonline.com/articles/royalp.aspx
     
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    Here is another one that I like. It is so big and if I were about 50 years younger I am sure I would try to climb it!

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    Here is another one that I like. It is so big and if I were about 50 years younger I am sure I would try to climb it!

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    @Richard Paradon, oh what a lovely tree! I'm with you on climbing that tree. I admit to climbing trees well into my forties. If you truly want to FEEL the life of a tree, climb into the upper reaches of it's crown. Just sit, and let the tree fill you with it's being. To me it is as comforting as setting on a river bank, or a the beach on the ocean. If my balance wasn't shot I would still be sitting in them.
     
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    Yes, trees are cool. Those of some of my friends in the pic. They keep asking me why I take pics of trees and almost everything....my answer is because I like to!
     
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    The tree isn't up to much, but the goats are...

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    I can't think of a better answer. I really need to remember that one next time somebody asks me such a silly question.

    Actually the question that irritates me is being asked what I like to take photos of because the answer is anything that interests me on a particular day. One day it could be a tree or a bug, another it could be something really abstract. Most people just don't get it.
     
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    I love it. I'm just amazed that the branches can take all that weight.
     
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    Tom, is that a real picture or photoized (not the word I am looking for, but I think you know what I am saying)!
     
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    And there is no problem of film and processing costs any longer! I probably delete 95% of the shots I take but if I did not take pics I would not have the 5% that I like and can share!

    I can't remember if I posted this picture before but it is a cool dragon fly who decided to go sailing with us one day!

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    I'm pretty sure that photo is real. I've seen similar ones before. And the word you were looking for is photoshopped.

    That's a most unusual bug shot. I love it.

    I'm afraid that I don't delete most of the bad photos I take because I always think I may be able to improve on them some day. I've actually been able to turn some ghastly photos into quite interesting (and unrecognisable) digital art. But that should be left for another discussion. This one is supposed to be about trees. :)
     
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    I to have a strange fascination with taking pictures of tree's and anything else that strikes my interest at the time. Tree's to me have something mystical and ancient to say, sometimes it is in the bark, sometimes it is in the roots. Up here in the North the trees are just starting to really open up, it has been very cold for this time of year so the leaves were slow to come. Here are two shots from Niagara Falls NY of tree's, one is a birch that had a hard winter and the other is right on the rapids.
     

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    Absolutely genuine. In fact, I've seen tree-climbing goats in Ethiopia. They are essentially mountain animals and are adept at running around on the narrowest of ledges and climbing improbable rock faces, so trees are nothing to them!
     
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    That poem was put to music. It was our graduation song in the seventh grade. I still sing it once in a while but I can only remember the melody of the first verse.:(
     
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