04.02.2016 Coexistence

If the trees can do it, why then oh why can’t we?

Hemlock-and-Black-Birch-Peaceful-Coexistence-040216-960This Hemlock and this Black Birch have been growing together amicably for a long time.  I guess at some point one will overwhelm the other, but I’ve been visiting them for the last ten years and they do seem to be getting along quite well.

I’ve missed commenting on a few blogs and am trying to catch up on mine. A little bit each time I’m online will get me there.  Thanks for all your comments on my last few posts…and all the others, of course.     🙂

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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16 Responses to 04.02.2016 Coexistence

  1. I agree … these two have set a good example. Nice, vivid, spring-green.

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  2. Jim Ruebush says:

    It’s ok. We know you are there.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    The bark on both trees is beautiful. I especially like the combination of the intense, spring-like green and the coppery, autumnal leaves.

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    • And the lichen? I was pleased to see it there. I’ve grown to enjoy the dried faded leaves almost as much as the vibrant autumnal colors. One of my projects for the coming year is mosses.


  4. Womderful photo of two lovely trees, Interwoven, more or less.

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  5. krikitarts says:

    Take your time, Steve. Life intervenes for all of us. I have quite a personal backlog of stuff that I’d like to share, if only I had five days or so that I could devote to it without other jostlings for the front burner. All in good time, and (hopefully) well worth waiting for.

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  6. Lyle Krahn says:

    There’s nothing like a good photo and a corresponding moral – excellent point.

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  7. Do I detect final echoes of “Over the Rainbow” in your first sentence?

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  8. Yes, I noticed the lichen. It is good to see that, and the moss and of course, the two trees getting along. I miss moss and I wonder~why are the woods here in Illinois so hard? Is it perhaps because they are so young in their second growthness? Perhaps they will soften with age. Of course, along comes winter every year. At any rate I am having a fine time experimenting with this in my tiny yard, growing trees and letting fallen limbs rot in place. Wow~that makes neighbors nervous! 🙂

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