A walk in the woods one summer day.
Grapes, sycamore, banana, cypress swamp
Those grapes were ripe and tasty.
Muscadine, Vitis rotundifolia.
This is down by a beaver pond. Continue reading
It’s good to get a little exercise.
Log, Fungus, Yellow Dog, Sycamore
Gretchen likes heaving logs under the red maples.
Gretchen and her log
Birds and dogs.
Gretchen and a beaver pond
We could get it down with a ladder.
Gretchen and the lion’s mane
But we left it there to grow again.
This moss grows all the time.
In her habitat.
Gretchen in the woods with vines
Yellow Dog knows all the woods paths.
This is also a beaver pond now, only larger than the others.
Dogs like mud.
Yellow Dog in the pond
That tree was knee-high when we transplanted it.
Gretchen and her Sycamore
She transplanted that tree when it wasn’t knee-high.
Gretchen, her Sycamore
Don’t tell her other trees she likes this one better. Continue reading
A very tiny spring or seep.
Brown Dog in spring
Brown Dog thinks it’s a puddle, but it never goes dry.
Next to it is a sycamore tree.
Gretchen with a sycamore tree
Gretchen likes sycamores.
A walkabout six weeks ago.
The sycamore is holding up the dead pine:
Pictures by John S. Quarterman, Lowndes County, Georgia, 20 May 2010.
This sycamore was growing in a firebreak, so we transplanted it:
That little tree right in the middle of the firebreak is a sycamore:
Want one? I’ve got dozens of them, and they can’t stay there.
Sycamore seedlings with leaf from adult tree.
Lowndes County, Georgia, 21 June 2009, picture by Gretchen Quarterman.