Monday, October 29, 2007

THINGS GROWING IN MY YARD


My ignorance is showing all over the place. I thought I knew a lot of trees and flowers, but I really am not sure what this one is called. It also has strange spiny little balls hanging now that it has turned to Fall. The picture is a bit dark due to a sudden Thunderstorm which halted my outdoor pictures for a short time.
Take a look at this enlarged.
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23 comments:

Olivier said...

Belle feuille d'automne, superbe serie de couleur
Beautiful autumn leaf, a superb series of color

Faye Pekas said...

This is strange. They look like maple leaves but I haven't seen those prickly things on a maple tree. I have maples leaves posted today too.

MedaM said...

I too don’t know what it is called but it is nice and interesting as well as the perspective the photo was taken.

oldmanlincoln said...

There are two of those across the street from where we live. I clicked on your blog from Blog Reader to come and tell you the name.

Sweetgum.

Those prickley parts or seed pods are a big nuisance to walk around if barefoot.

Kerri said...

Those leaves are beautiful... and I had no idea what the prickly thing was. Nice detail of it!

Laurie said...

We have those around here. They look like a maple variety. I do see those pods on the ground dried and opened. We called them sticky balls when we were kids because they were so spiky. When the pods dry out they remind me of baby bird beaks.

KMF said...

nice work

bluemountainmama said...

gum tree, maybe? my grandmother had one in her backyard....

i love all these fall shots, sue! they are sue-perb! :)

CG said...

Really unusual plant. Don't know what it is!

Stunner said...

Very nice shot! That is really an unusual fruit.

When We Were Young said...

I do not know what it is, but I think it is lovely!

barkfoot said...

How big is your yard? It's full of variety, I don't recognise this tree at all.

Beverly said...

Great photo. I would't know the name either.

imac said...

Strange, but a great shot. not unlike the conkers.

Moi said...

your yard is a delightful journey for you and us ..

and thanks for thinking of me Sue....we did it ......it got accepted for both me and my husband ....now one more month of school and we are free then :)

thanks a ton for all the rooting .....sending hugs form this coast of US...:)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

sweetgum tree! :) there are many here.

Annie said...

We have Sweetgum trees in Arkansas too. I learned about them on my tree-identification walk the other day.

Your photo is quite lovely.

Mike said...

Sweetgum Tree. The bain of everyone's yard here. A beautiful tree until the balls fall. Then you have to rake them up and there can be hundreds! I have seen more of these trees removed than any other here in Missouri.

Fortunately mine froze in the late frost this year, not a single sweetgum ball on the whole tree. It's going to be a wonderful spring!

Take care,

Mike

~tanty~ said...

The picture is very fine to me. Nice photo.

Merisi said...

These trees grow even here in Vienna! I was so happy to discover those old friends here. I have seen Christmas decorations fashioned out of those nut shells.

ruth said...

Leave it to Abe. At first it reminded me of a plane/sycamore.

Ben said...

I think that is the one Meg called amber liquid (kind of maple tree that we have just outside of bed room).

JAM said...

A great sweetgum shot. The little ball thingies always seemed like alien creatures to me. Especially enlarged like in this photo.