Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday My Town Shootout

Trees. I love them. What would we do without them? I hope we never have to find out. This is the theme this week for FSO, brought to us by GingerV!

I think I'll take you up to Ramsey Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains, that our town sits up against. The short drive takes us past various mesquite trees that have been trimmed up to create a canopy. This particular variety of mesquite is just beautiful.

This next photo is pretty typical of the area. They're trees, but don't really give me that tree feeling.

But once you get up in the canyon, it is FULL OF TREES! Ash, sycamore, cottonwoods! It's where I go to refill myself.





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18 comments:

NanU said...

Gorgeous mesquite.
How I do miss those desert canyons unexpectedly filled with luscious trees - cool, inviting, green!

Queenmothermamaw said...

They are beautiful. I too feel uplifted when having the chance to just look and think and feel their closeness to God. I love the photo with the vines twisted around the trunk. Blessings
QMM

Steven Anthony said...

so beautiful...nature always lifts my spirits;)

farmlady said...

Aren't we the lucky ones to live with trees.
Love the photos.

Pauline said...

That tree hosting the vine is fabulous! Love the one above it, too!

Lovely trees!

Barry said...

The tree trunk latticed in vine was amazing. I know what you mean about trees, they have to have substance to really be trees.

Linda Higgins said...

I love trees too! I love to sit in the mountains as well and just listen. Close my eyes and just listen to the rustling of the trees as they speak to one another. Nice peaceful post!

gigi said...

Your trees are beautiful!
Happy weekend!

Pam said...

That one of the bark is fab-u-lous!

Kerry said...

That bark looks like alligator skin. I know what you mean by getting away to a tree-shaded place to renew yourself--I do that also.

Jama said...

Your trees there are really massive! here most trees in public place are pruned regularly to a manageable size, unless they are in the jungle.

Ann said...

The bark, looks like crocodile skin, and I like that tree like has all the twisted "foreigh: trees on it.

Chef E said...

I love the first tree as if it is blowing in the wind...

My grandfather used to talk about having a farm in west Texas, and how mesquite was like sticker grass, no matter how you tried to remove it, so you could plant and grow grass for the cows, it was tenacious...

Doreen said...

love the first tree! very cool. love the second shot also. nice landscape.

GeraldF_Rotter雅慧 said...

Actions speak louder than words. ........................................

septembermom said...

So beautiful! I love trees :)

GB said...

There are a lot of us tree-lovers around aren't there?

Max-e said...

I love the ruggedness of your countryside especially that shot of the mountain. I also love trees and have posted many on my site, but the problem is that they get lost over time. Maybe I will create a Facebook album when I get the time one day

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