Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tanglewood Trees

 Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum)
 Spanish Moss in the Oaks




Strangler Fig
Tree Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum)
 Above and below is one species of Philodendron, this kinds is common here in Bradenton. Hubby calls these Filthydendrums because they grow and take over and need constant cutting back. I love them, he does not.



28 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Beautiful pictures, Sandra. I've never seen anything like the roots. Hope you have a great day!

Snapper II said...

Strangler fig?? Never heared of such. Great post.

S. Etole said...

What unusual roots. I almost thought the one was a snake at first!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

3-4 and 5 knocked my eyes out. Mercy those are beautiful. The Philodendron look beautiful but that root looks scary.

Laura said...

amazing patterns and forms...nothing like nature to teach us how to be artists!

EG Wow said...

You are making me jealous with all these beautiful exotic plants that can grow outdoors where you live!

DawnTreader said...

Wow so much to see. I love the shadows in the first pictures. And the great big roots. And that last one I first took for a snake! The trees remind me of Treebeard and the other Ents in Lord of the Rings.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I love these trees...so neat to see them. Spanish moss is so pretty.
Your new pink header is so beautiful, I can see the texture of the flamingos

TexWisGirl said...

such cool plants and roots!

Sandy said...

All of your shots are great. I really like the last few, never saw one like that, very interesting. (o:

Ginny said...

I love seeing the Spanish moss because we don't have any and I have never seen the real thing. I have also never seen this kind of Philodendron. I used to have the houseplant kind that hangs up and has heart shaped leaves. The root thingy looks just like a snake. In fact, in the first pictures I thought it was a snake and you were going to tell us about your encounter with it! The Strangler Fig picture is awesome.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

LOVE the Spanish Moss and the Strangler tree roots!!!

A novel is never anything but a philosophy put into images." ~Albert Camus

Pam said...

They are all beautiful, Sandra.. some take more care than others.
:)

Kleinste Motte said...

The strangler fig pic is a hit with us because it looks like a spooky tree, Buddy's words lol!
I tend to agree with you though I can understand hubby's frustration:)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fantastic pictures. I just learned something new.I have a picture of a Philodendron,which I took in a green house last year. I liked the patterns on the trunk/stem,but didn't know what kind of plant it was.

SweetMarie said...

Love your header! The reflections and the splash of yellow is so pretty!
I had Philodendrons in my yard and they were a lot of upkeep, so I took them all out. I don't think I've ever seen a Strangler Fig. It's has one wild looking tree!
Spanish moss is so pretty. great pics Sandra!:)

Ann said...

I thought that was a snake in the first picture of the philodendrons. Love the look of the spanish moss hanging from those trees.

Chatty Crone said...

I thought that one was a snake too. I love all your trees. And the Spanish Moss. You have the greatest things. And the trees with all the different roots and leaves. Very pretty. sandie

Eva Ason said...

I love your pictures, the spanish moss looks so magical in a way - beautiful. It's great to see the Philodendron growing wild there. We only have them in model mini here. Those roots looks cool. So many interesting trees and such where you are. Have a great day!

Eva

Andrew said...

These are all wonderful images to see.. I have nothing like that here..

George said...

I really like your trees. The filthydendrums have very interesting trunks and markings. Great pictures.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Sandra, I like Philodendron too--but I know how hard it is to 'love' invasive plants...

Love the Spanish moss --and the picture showing the roots is AWESOME.

Hugs,
Betsy

Deb said...

be still my heart...awesome photos Sandra...

LC said...

Love the trees and moss. Our area's Spanish moss has begun to come back but has yet to reach pre-Katrina abundance. Of course, there are fewer trees, too.

Angela said...

Beautiful Sandra! Those are some very beautiful trees! You don't see any of those in West Virginia! lol They look so tropical and warm weather. That one with the long looking root system looks like a snake!

BlueShell said...

Oh, Sandra...I have to tell you that I have no words to apply to such beautiful photos...Just... THANK YOU!
BS

Tammie Lee said...

such beautiful trees and plants!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

those roots of the strangler fig are amazing!
i've never seen anything like this.

great photos, sandra, thanks so much for sharing.