I took all of the Rhododendron photos from here, on the front deck.
The deck was covered in maple seeds from the huge maple tree.
I don’t spend nearly as much time out here as I would like to. My health issues keep me inside far too much.
Most of my photo taking is done in short trips outside. When I was healthier I would spend almost all of my time outside. I miss the things I used to be able to do, more than words could ever say. If there is something you want to do, you should do it while you can, because you never know what tomorrow might hold.
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This turned out to be a very plentiful year for maple tree seeds. The trees seemed to be loaded down with them, there were so many seed pods.
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Most people have seen scars on trees. Someone ties something around them, forgets about it, and before you know it you’ve got a ring around a tree where someone left a wire or a string, etc. Here’s an example in one of the large maple trees on the property.
What I thought made this interesting, is just how far up it is.
Below is the same tree, wider view, with the damaged ring circled in pink:
It’s pretty far up now, eh?
It makes me wonder which of my family members did it years ago. If I had to guess, I’d say my grandfather perhaps. Or maybe my dad, if maple trees grow that fast. I really don’t know. I just thought it was neat. I’ve seen things like that in trees before. But I don’t believe I’ve ever noticed one up that high.
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