trees & leaves

I love trees and am so grateful that our guest house is surrounded by the old arboretum founded by the first Irish woman botanist Ellen Hutchins.
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Manihot Grahamii

Manihot grahamii - Hardy Tapioca plant - I had just seen this unusual leaf that i loved & surprise , Samantha in GA sends asst seeds & this is one of them. I'll read up about how & when to plant seeds.

The Majesty Oak of the Fredville Estate Park in Kent, England, believed to be 500-600 years old

Champion trees of Britain and Ireland

chasing-yesterdays: The Majesty Oak of the Fredville Estate Park in Kent, England, believed to be years old. Source: Champion Trees of Britain and Ireland More information on ancient trees in the UK.

Tallest tree in the world - Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, California

General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth.

Gnarly tree..

Bulbus Cedar “One of the most phenomenal trees on this planet! This alien like red cedar grows near the Cheewhat Cedar in Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island, Canada.

Twisted tree at the Shiratori shrine in the town of Yoshida, Minami-Izu, Japan

A beautiful twisted tree at the Shiratori shrine in the town of Yoshida, Minami-Izu, Japan -Photo by Green Renaissance

Ceiba Trees in Puerto Rico.

Ceiba trees in the town of Quebradillas,Puerto Rico.These trees are over 200 years old.

treehouse

Roof gone, floors gone. Tree growing inside, nature reclaiming , what once was a building, abandoned.

Ceiba Tree.  Ceiba is the name of a genus of many species of large trees found in tropical areas. Some species can grow to 230 ft tall or more, with a straight, largely branchless trunk that  culminates in a huge, spreading canopy, and buttress roots that can be  taller than a grown person.

Ceiba is the name of a genus of many species of large trees found in tropical areas. Some species can grow to 230 ft tall

~ Whispers ~

Even that which is steadfast and freestanding need to connect with its kind. The joy at being able to do so.

we have a similar spot in our garden in Ireland! This is the 'Gunnera Passage' at Trebah Gardens. The giant rhubarb (Gunnera Manicata) plant is fairly widespread by streams throughout Cornwall and Ireland and is even considered as being invasive.

The 'Gunnera Passage' at Trebah Gardens. The giant rhubarb (Gunnera Manicata) plant is fairly widespread by streams throughout Cornwall. (These plants do well in the Pacific Northwest, too.

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