Friday Night Photos Trees Edition

Happy Friday everyone. I hope everybody is doing well. Post any photos, memes, or music you like.

Has anybody heard from Janis b? She has not posted in over two weeks. Her last post didn't mention anything about taking a break from posting or leaving the site. I sent her a PM on Tuesday asking if she was okay, but have yet to receive a reply. I hope nothing serious has happened to her.

On the local homefront we had some scattered showers Wednesday night and yesterday. Sunny and cool today and continued warming over the weekend. Supposed to be in the low 80s by the middle of next week. The price of gas dropped another 20¢ in the last week to $4.69 a gal. I'm still waiting for the cost of groceries to come down. I'm not holding my breath on that happening any time soon.

Trees. They come in all shapes and sizes and provide a valuable service to the ecosystem. The world would be a pretty bleak place without them.

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Janis was scheduled to visit her grandkids, out of country.
Probably still there. Thanks for the trees, man. Love 'em.
All I got is old work trucks. Captured today on my way to fill
propane tanks. Tough, like your trees.

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@QMS
Good to know Janis is away visiting family.
That's a nice looking truck. Well maintained.

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this one needs work (like me)

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@QMS
Some do not look that old to me. I guess that shows how old I am! Smile

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If you're poor now, my friend, then you'll stay poor.
These days, only the rich get given more. -- Martial book 5:81, c. AD 100 or so
Nothing ever changes -- Sima, c. AD 2020 or so

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@QMS
Some nice looking old trucks, QMS.

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@QMS

What a priceless collection of truck photos. The last two reflect what I experience of you as self portraits, and maybe the red cab and bunny one as well. Maybe all you need is a new window or two ; ).

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Until I had time to be 'on time' for the Friday Night Photos. And it turns out, the first friday I'm 'on time' is the trees edition! So here's a pic of one of my trees, taken a few weeks ago, before the leaves went kaputt.

Your pictures of trees are great!

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If you're poor now, my friend, then you'll stay poor.
These days, only the rich get given more. -- Martial book 5:81, c. AD 100 or so
Nothing ever changes -- Sima, c. AD 2020 or so

@Sima

in all of her fiery glory!

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@Sima
Beautiful looking tree. I'd love it if the trees around here turned colors like that. We don't get much fall colors around here. The fall colors shots I posted were from Utah.

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My favorite winter photo. This snowstorm came out of the blue very quickly and it shut down all the noise as it settled in.

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A local park.

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Early snow in the Uintas where I love to camp.

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I loved walking by this tree even though it was dead. The day after I took the picture it got cut down.

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And just for fun here is Sam at the Great Salt Lake.

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She had a blast running through the water which was just inches deep. Run, run run….

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@snoopydawg
Beautiful photos of the snow. Sam's looking good. I hope the two of you had fun at the GSL.

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@snoopydawg @snoopydawg Hi SD! GREAT snow pics! Looks wonderful!

I love that Rabbi Heschel quote too!

It is funny how man hates a dead tree. The birds love them. They provide many nesting holes and great perches, they are often full of insects, and often woodpeckers. We are at war against leaving any dead tree standing. Likely a function of lawsuits, but they are valuable habitats, and they are even that way about it here in the middle of nowhere in the country with a tree that could not possibly fall on anything!

take care, be well !

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@snoopydawg
I really like the pic of the dead tree too. And Sam is so beautiful. Good Dawg!

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If you're poor now, my friend, then you'll stay poor.
These days, only the rich get given more. -- Martial book 5:81, c. AD 100 or so
Nothing ever changes -- Sima, c. AD 2020 or so

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@snoopydawg

Your favourite winter photo couldn't be more evocative of the season and the silence of snow falling. Thank you.

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still stuck on trucks

trying to clear the desktop, archive images

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means business

not a photographer by any means, but wanted to share some images
the lighting was overcast, which kinda goes with the subjects

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@QMS
I like the GMC. A very nice looking truck.

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@Socialprogressive

rebuilt a 1963 Dodge D-100 slant 6 225 with 3 on the tree. Built a shell over the bed
with cut-offs from a cedar interior McMansion job. Drove it all over the country,
living in the back with tools, a Coleman stove and a few clothes. Wan't a
big work truck, like the ones above, but worked out as a mobile home.
Donated it to a petting farm in Florida after I finished.. Hand carved sign placcques
designated it as 'Woodchuck' Chuck the truck. Nobody messed with it Wink

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@QMS
Chuck was a special truck. Any vehicle deserving a name is special.

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@QMS GREAT old truck pics Capt.! Awesome stuff man!

Out back we have a 1979 Ford 5 ton with an 18' box on it, Waltco lift gate, gas 379 so I can work on it since I never learned diesel motors. With 400 lbs. under load limit, 14,600 in the box, it got 7 mpg from LA to central Texas. Chug chug chug up those grades, it was a slow trip. We call her Big Red.

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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Hi all, Hey SP!

Great tree photos man! Beautiful! Wonderful stuff!

This was today. We get a brief late fall, but with small flashes of color here and there.

This may be a huge Prairie Flameleaf Sumac, or it is a nut, as Walnut, but never see nuts on it.
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These are older pics but show how things look around here now in our late fall.

Lots of the Cypress along river look like this now.
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The Buckley Oaks are starting to turn
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Saw a few Maples like this in town today.
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Our Pecans lost most of their leaves this week. Mesquites are bare as are Sycamores. Much of our tree habitat is Live-Oaks and Juniper, so there is lots green through the winter.

Have good ones all!

Was going to find 'Bare Trees' from Fleetwood Mac... Wink

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@QMS
Thanks for posting, QMS.

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@QMS I always liked early FM much better than the mega-famous later edition. Smile

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@dystopian
Beautiful shots of the leaves turning colors. Right now about half the trees around here have lost their leaves. It probably wont be too much longer before the rest lose theirs too.

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@dystopian
I just love the colors. All our trees around here have no color left. It's all on the ground. That brief cold and wind session we had did the trick. The pic of maple leaves is really great. I think because I love that color!

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These days, only the rich get given more. -- Martial book 5:81, c. AD 100 or so
Nothing ever changes -- Sima, c. AD 2020 or so

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@dystopian

The cypress along the river look uniquely beautiful to me.

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I have to say those old trucks are built like brick sh!thouses. They were built to haul heavy loads and last/be durable. Sure beats the flimsy pick-ups of today even if it is ICE tech (rolling my eyes). I love the fall colored trees and miss the seasons. We don't see much of that down here in the Sandbar Peninsula. Sp, I think jb may have family somewhere near here, and she visits them. I recall her mentioning it in past comments. Anywho, storm season is officially and naturally OVER!!!!!! Hooray!!!!!! Smile Rec'd!!

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@orlbucfan

nature has a way of hiding surprises
Janis B used to have a mom in Fla,
but her kids are somewhere in the EU
I think.

good luck orlb'an!

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@QMS No, I didn't jinx myself. I've been here so long I'm a native. Married to one. I know these weather patterns. We learn them, believe me. Take care.

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@orlbucfan
Your storm season is ending and our rainy season is just beginning. Normally we don't get much rain but this is an El Niño winter which usually means a lot of rain.

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I haven't heard the expression 'brick-shithouses' in forever ; ). Thanks.

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@janis b Hey jb. Good to hear from you. Yeah, some of the wording I come up with shows my age aka wrinkle. LOL. Smile That word is a good description of those old trucks. They were tough, durable, and built to last.

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Brick-shithouse has always conjured up an image of heavily muscled men, but it applies perfectly to some machines as well ; )

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Maples and a mountain (chestnut) oak.

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Japanese maple out the door.

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Leaf art

Trees

Joyce Kilmer
1886 –1918

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

(This poem is in the public domain.)

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest can also lay claim to being a top hiking destinations across all of southwestern NC. This area contains an impressive remnant of virgin forest, representative of the vast Eastern forests that used to stretch from the Atlantic to the Mississippi and beyond. Exceptionally large trees of more than 100 species grow in the rich cove environment.

Thanks for the focus on trees (and I like old trucks too Q)

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@Lookout
What beautiful red leaves. They sure do stand out. Nice Christmas colors on the leaf art. Thanks for the Joyce Kilmer poem.

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@Lookout

I love your Christmas wreath on a plate.

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Seasonally changing trees are something I thoroughly enjoy seeing through your and others photos.

I am so sorry for not communicating directly with you about my travels, and to have caused you to worry. I travelled over many seas to visit my daughter and husband, and their two little girls. It was such a special joy and pleasure that all of my other normally engaging communication mostly disappeared from view. I am very happy though to be here again with you alI. I arrived safely back home to colder and rainy-er than normal weather, but feeling very satisfied.

Cheers to all, and thank you to those who filled in the blanks ; ).

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@janis b
Welcome back. Glad to know you're okay and hear you had a great time visiting with family. I hope you have photos from your travels you can share with us next Friday.

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