Saturday, January 5, 2013

Rye Wilderness Trees


the path I showed you yesterday, that ran along beside the barbwire fence, led us to this path and all these fantastic trees.


Ssomeone is sitting in the shade today, because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett



Unbeleafable! There are actually tree jokes out there though they are not fir everyone-only the poplar crowd. OK! Groan now!



Why was the cat afraid of the tree? Because of its bark.



Why did the sheriff arrest the tree? Because its leaves rustled





28 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Beautiful photos and cute jokes. Thanks for the smiles!

Ann Nichols said...

I know Spanish Moss isn't good for trees... but it sure is pretty and screams out (in a nice way!) the South!!
The jokes are cute too!

Susannah said...

I have worked quite a bit with spanish moss and it is very easy to work with. It has a beauty all its own. Cute jokes, Sandra!

Ginny said...

These are spooky and beautiful. I picture a decaying southern mansion with perhaps the ghost of a madwoman wandering it's drafty halls.

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm like Ginny, when I see Spanish moss I think of old Southern mansions filled with history and an occasional ghost. And sipping iced tea, or a mint julep, on the porch.
I like that quote.

EM Illustrator said...

I like those pictures, they look a little magic with the moss. Enjoy your Saturday

Mamabug said...

Wonderful shots! I've always loved spanish moss.

Muffy's Marks said...

Beautiful photos. I love the Spanish moss too!! The jokes are another story. Here's a tree story for you. When my dad was in his 80's his big complaint was all his friends were dying, and when he was in his 90's, the trees he planted as a young man were also dying. He'd laugh about it, that he lived so long!!!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Oh sigh... You only find trees like this, in the South. With that beautiful mossey-looking-stuff hanging off of them!!!!!!!!!!!

Deb said...

Awesome trees...of course I love the humor...

TexWisGirl said...

you know i love these scenes. and the corny jokes, too. :)

Linda said...

The trees look amazing. I didn't know that the dangling bits are mosses. Is there a reason why there is barbed wire along the paths to stop you wandering into the wood?

Andrew said...

Wonderful images I love seeing the countryside others live in... and your humour always puts a smile on my face.

Pam ;) said...

First you show me beautiful views of nature and I relax..
then crack me up with your jokes and I LOL ~:)

Thanks for both and have a wonderful weekend, Sandra.

crafty cat corner said...

Is that like a fern that grows on the tree as a parasite or it it the foliage of the tree. whatever its pretty.
Briony
x

Inger said...

I never heard a tree joke before, thanks for enlightening me with these. I loved the cat one. As always, your shots are beautiful and tell a story.

Michaele said...

I like the stump and the bird condo the best. Lovely nature walk.

DawnTreader said...

Groan! (at the jokes)
Methinks I see Treebeard in a couple of these photos...

photowannabe said...

True Groaners today.
Where do you come up with these?
Your blog is just what I needed today.

Madi and Mom said...

WE ARE SO LATE TODAY BUT LOTS GOING ON WITH THE G-PEEPS. Mom had to come blog hopping to regain what sanity she has left.
she loves Spanish moss.
HUGS MADI and Mom

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous scenes. The hanging moss,I think that is what it is,is lovely.

Ann said...

oh good, I think I'm in the poplar crowd because I found your jokes funny :) I love the look of all that spanish moss.

Chatty Crone said...

I like the trees - and the Spanish moss - I wish it would grow this far north I would love it. And this is the joke we liked today -
Why was the cat afraid of the tree? Because of its bark. Funny. sandie

SweetMarie said...

Really cool pics! I like the winding path. Cute jokes! I like the cat and bark. :)

Maggie M said...

Oh, my goodness! What amazing pictures of trees. Love them all. I had never heard any of the tree jokes so thanks for sharing. I am happy someone long ago planted a lot of trees because I do love the shade they bring us. Hugs!!

Betty Manousos said...

terrific shots of the trees! i love trees in general but old trees appeal to me more.
the first one is my favourite.
there's a touch of magic in it and also makes you want to go there and find where that winding path leads..

overall a great series of photos!!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Your photos are once again stunning.
What an artist you are with your eye and camera.
Imagination too!!!

LC said...

Intriguing tree shots. And I love those groaners. It's an addiction!