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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

gnarly

Once more A/Z (theme where we walk our corgi; thanks all who comment and are visiting)

G - Gnarly.




Gnarly tree branches.  The sun is reflecting off them, almost makes them look an orange color. 

Sadly, on some of the other trees I noticed carvings of people's names.  Hope that didn't hurt the trees in any ways.


Here's the same tree as the first picture at a different time of the day with spring red buds.

Do you have a favorite tree? Honestly, I don't think I do other than maybe an apple tree.

(And the car in the other entry was listed for $19,900; I thought that was a bit pricey.  Chris from The Pedestrian Writer came the closest on Price Right rules, guessing $14,000; he's participating in the A/Z challenge, writing about things Chicago related).

46 comments:

jack69 said...

$19,900 is okay, ifffn you have the money to cast out. (SMILE) I love the Gnarly trees are very good. I love their looks.
Favorite tree? I was saying dogwood until you said Apple, I changed my mind I am with you!

Love apples from green to ripe.
From South Carolina, LOVE!

Sharon Himsl said...

Hi. Reminds me of a tree in one of the Harry Potter movies. I climbed a monkey tree when I was girl. It's the only tree I think I ever loved.
Shells–Tales–Sails

JosephAlsarraf said...

I don't think that was such a bad price for it. It is a classic. Does it run? LOL, I guess I was way off!

I like your pictures of the trees, they are very cool!

I don't know what my favorite tree is maybe oak tree, or pine tree, or maybe Christmas tree! : )

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J Hanna said...

Those trees look other worldy to me.

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susie said...

The whomping willow was the Harry Potter tree. I like weeping willows. We don't have gnarly trees in Michigan, they look cool.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Great pictures and word today. Gnarly is a word we don't often use, but it suits those trees to a T.

Intense Guy said...

Those "Orange" trees are really cool! I don't think the people carving their initials in them will hurt them too much - but it is an ugly practice.

My favorite trees are the big old Sycamores -

http://intenseguy.blogspot.com/2008/11/confessions-of-tree-hugger.html

lyndagrace said...

I like trees that have interest and character, like the ones in your photos. Gnarly makes me think of experience and wisdom.

Jemima Pett said...

I love your gnarly trees. I have lots of favourite trees - one of them was a willow in the playground at the bottom of the road where I used to live. I painted it in a Mondrian style (his style before he got into his grids) - now I think we should all go for orange trees - so weird!
Jemima
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Stephanie Faris said...

Trees like that are always so spooooooooky!

My parents have a Corgi. They are such great dogs.

Pat Hatt said...

Wow, 20 grand just about haha better things to spend my money on. Gnarly tree branches indeed, can't say I have a favorite tree

Renea said...

Your pictures are making me miss San Diego. We lived there more than 35 years ago but we did go visit San Diego last June. It is one of the most beautiful places in the US. We loved our trip and can't wait to go back to visit again. Thanks for sharing all the great pictures.

Joanne Noragon said...

Even the roots are gnarley.

LynnMarie said...

I've never seen those trees before, thanks for sharing and they are very gnarley!!

Linda said...

Gnarly indeed, some seem good for climbing. I love looking at Birch trees. Neat A-Z and so interactive with the fun questions.

The Brown Recluse said...

I love those gnarly trees!! Too many carvings on a tree will kill them. It exposes them to disease and insects that the bark normally protects them from...it's called vandalism. Sadly, usually it's kids doing that who don't have a clue they are harming the trees.

My favorite tree depends on the season!

Danielle L Zecher said...

Those trees look really cool. I really like the last picture with the buds. I'm not great at telling different trees apart, but I like most flowering trees, especailly magnolias, though from what I hear, I'm glad we don't have one in our yard.

Cindi said...

luv

Sylvia Ney said...

LOVE those trees! New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" and I look forward to visiting again.

Sylvia
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Bijoux said...

I like dogwood trees.

Grammy Staffy said...

You live in a beautiful area . I love your gnarly trees. I'm not a good guesser on your price is right. I went way over.

TARYTERRE said...

I adore those trees. They are works of art.

Sue Fagalde Lick said...

Gnarly is a great G word! Love your photos.

Funny in My Mind said...

I love a dogwood, and pine always smells so nice.

Viola Fury said...

I love these trees! They're old and stoic; patient and forgiving. The carving doesn't hurt them. I live in Tampa, Florida and there are many oak trees that appear from beyond time, they are so old and gnarly. I love the smell and feel of them! Beautiful pictures; beautiful blog! Mary, aka Viola Fury. On Twitter as @ViolaFury. http://www.homelesschroniclesintampa.blogspot.com Member of #teamDamyanti xoxo!

SweetMarie said...

those trees are so cool! such gorgeous parks you have!

netablogs said...

Love your photos! You live in a beautiful area!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Cool trees. Any idea what they are?

Chatty Crone said...

Those trees are GORGEOUS - I have never seen any like those before - wish I could see them in person. Beautiful!

Mevely317 said...

Wow. Your first shot of the 'orange' tree looks like a postcard! I'll bet you had great fun gathering these pictures for the series!

My favorite tree? That's a toss-up between the Ponderosa pine and golden aspen - both native to my hometown in northern NM. Come Fall, the green and gold on the hillside was so pretty. I understand recent years' wildfires have changed all that now; glad I haven't seen the changes personally.

Marianne (Mare) Baker Ball said...

oh, i love these tree! So interesting...and knobby. Just can't beat the beauty of nature.

KT Did said...

Those are great trees! I love the Willow best. Then there is the Redwood, Oak...I can go on. Love them all :)
Katy Did

Life's Ride In Between

Patricia Stoltey said...

Those are outstanding tree photos. nice job. The most fascinating tree I ever saw was a huge banyon in Florida. I guess you can't call them gnarly, but they sure are complicated.

megzone said...

oohh!! lovely G - "gnarly!" the tree looks pretty inspirational for a poet like me.. I'm sure if i could capture a gnarly for every season i could jus sit one of its branches and write a poem! :D

Paula said...

I love those gnarly trees. I wish they were sitting in my backyard. Love the orangy-glow of the pictures

Lexa Cain said...

Those are awesome pictures! I have to laugh at myself though - when I first read "gnarly," I thought you meant the slang word for good. Of course, that slang word went out of fashion so long ago no one probably remembers it but me!!

Chris said...

What peculiar looking tress you have there! I'm not good with tree types/names but I used to climb trees a lot when I was a kid. There was one down the street from me that seemed so tall back then; I pass it now and it's a puny little thing.

I can't believe I "won" the guessing game. Beginner's luck probably. Thanks for the plug, that was a very generous prize! :)

Carol Noren Johnson said...

Fun post.

Andrea said...

What a great G word, and an incredible tree!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

My favorite tree is a Norfolk Pine. Love the gnarly trees you shared. It wasn't until we moved to California that we saw so many trees cut back like that!
Debby

Kat said...

What fabulously gnarly trees. I love big old trees. And those have such character. Love them!

Yolanda Renee said...

I absolutely love trees! The weeping willow especially. I have such wonderful memories of climbing one as a child. But any tree in my opinion is a blessing. Love these gnarly ones!

Linda :) said...

I love the gnarly trees!! I love all trees especially one with a swing in it... :)

Mary said...

Those are such unusual looking trees! The Bradford Pears are all spent, but I love seeing the dogwoods & red buds...especially when they're together!