Sunday, May 17, 2009

things I saw on my walk today

I'm feeling more non-verbal than usual. My brain is hibernating.

I'm not sure if anyone still lives in this old house.

Interesting trunk on an ivy-covered holly tree.

These are tulip poplar blooms. I've never noticed these before.

That's an awfully deep kiss. Or maybe he's feeding her. Or, is that how birds make babies? Haha, I'm kidding!

Another tulip poplar bloom

Paulownia Tree

Here's that old house again. My walk is almost finished.


Kristin said...

Worth thousands of words.

Brother Without Order said...

All great shots. Love the old home and the tree trunk.

Barbara said...

The tree trunk looks like the gnarled skin of an old elephant!

sshistory said...


I saw your post about your mother growing up at 915 Silver Spring Avenue. Do you have any photos of that house that we can use in our next book?

Jerry A. McCoy
Silver Spring Historical Society

bozoette said...

Paulownia trees! I've been wondering what those trees are!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I enjoy your pictorals!

Cyndy said...

Kristin - I'm glad, because I have written quite a few thousands of words elsewhere recently. My brain is resting now.

Garrett and Barbara - that section of the trunk caught my eye because it looked so much like elephant skin.

Jerry - there might be a photo, if not there's a painting that was done from a photo. I'll shoot you an email.

Bozoette - They are also known as a princess or empress trees. They were brought in from Asia in the 1840s and are considered to be invasive, but the lumber industry apparently likes them.

Kate - Thanks. I'm going to hopefully be featuring baby geese soon. But they have to hatch first!

rachaelgking said...

That tulip bloom is GORGEOUS.

And I'm not sure what it says about me, but in the last picture, those rocks in front of your house looked like a dead body to me at first.

I should probably watch a little less of The Wire.

Cyndy said...

Yeah Lilu - I was pretty amazed to see those flowers. I've never seen tuplip poplars in bloom before. And I can totally see the dead person in the rocks. Fortunately that is not my house. this is my house. It's a little farther along now than it was then.