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  • justamjustam Posts: 21,299
    Floridian tree trunks. 8-)
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  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    justam wrote:
    Floridian tree trunks. 8-)
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    cool 8-)

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  • DangDangDangDang Posts: 1,551
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    Tree and speck
  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
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    "Judge yourself if you feel the need
    Just let me known to be
    In search of the truth myself
    There is a drop of blood on the ground
    And it seems to me that it's not my kind
    And I can't be sure if its yours or mine."
  • justamjustam Posts: 21,299
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    Ouuuu! What kind of fruit is that?! :)
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  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    justam wrote:
    pandora wrote:
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    Ouuuu! What kind of fruit is that?! :)
    Nectarine

    "Judge yourself if you feel the need
    Just let me known to be
    In search of the truth myself
    There is a drop of blood on the ground
    And it seems to me that it's not my kind
    And I can't be sure if its yours or mine."
  • justamjustam Posts: 21,299
    Yum! :D

    I want to plant an orange tree in my side yard. I'm in the process of clearing it out.

    I know I want an orange tree but I'm also thinking maybe some small pines trees too. I like the evergreen trees for the shade and the scent. :)
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  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    justam wrote:
    Yum! :D

    I want to plant an orange tree in my side yard. I'm in the process of clearing it out.

    I know I want an orange tree but I'm also thinking maybe some small pines trees too. I like the evergreen trees for the shade and the scent. :)
    sounds wonderful! Especially those super soft pine trees of FL. my Norfolk never came back after leaving it out this past winter :cry:
    Our last house I planted an apple, pear and peach tree . We've been gone 14 years now I often think of them and wonder how they are and how big they got.
    Planting trees is a great investment and watching them grow warms your heart cause you feel responsible for the new life and simple majestic beauty that lives on even after we are gone.

    "Judge yourself if you feel the need
    Just let me known to be
    In search of the truth myself
    There is a drop of blood on the ground
    And it seems to me that it's not my kind
    And I can't be sure if its yours or mine."
  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,899
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  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
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    amazing, so old and sturdy, stood for so long :D

    "Judge yourself if you feel the need
    Just let me known to be
    In search of the truth myself
    There is a drop of blood on the ground
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    And I can't be sure if its yours or mine."
  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,899
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    amazing, so old and sturdy, stood for so long :D

    believe it or not its an introduced species to sydney. so not as old as you think. but still majestic.
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  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    pandora wrote:
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    amazing, so old and sturdy, stood for so long :D

    believe it or not its an introduced species to sydney. so not as old as you think. but still majestic.
    Whomever introduced that needs a big hug and thank you kindly! It is breathtaking!

    "Judge yourself if you feel the need
    Just let me known to be
    In search of the truth myself
    There is a drop of blood on the ground
    And it seems to me that it's not my kind
    And I can't be sure if its yours or mine."
  • DangDangDangDang Posts: 1,551
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    That's St. Stephen's graveyard? Where?

    Looks like Key West, by the lighthouse museum
  • justamjustam Posts: 21,299
    DangDang, cate lives a long way away from Key West. (!)
    She's lives closer to Sydney Australia.
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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,899
    DangDang wrote:
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    That's St. Stephen's graveyard? Where?

    Looks like Key West, by the lighthouse museum

    st stephens newtown. an inner suburb of sydney.



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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,899
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  • justamjustam Posts: 21,299
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    :ugeek:
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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,899
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  • DangDangDangDang Posts: 1,551
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  • BhagavadGitaBhagavadGita Posts: 1,748
    DangDang wrote:
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    Smooth and strong.
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  • BhagavadGitaBhagavadGita Posts: 1,748
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    this continues to dumbfound me. What IS the story behind this bike and it's owner, a child.
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  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
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    this continues to dumbfound me. What IS the story behind this bike and it's owner, a child.
    wow that is weird :wtf:

    "Judge yourself if you feel the need
    Just let me known to be
    In search of the truth myself
    There is a drop of blood on the ground
    And it seems to me that it's not my kind
    And I can't be sure if its yours or mine."
  • BhagavadGitaBhagavadGita Posts: 1,748
    I may be repeating myself here, but that tree stands on Vashon Island in Washington. It's only a few hundred feet from the road.

    Maybe about 50 years ago a child laid the bike against the tree and for some reason never came back. Apparently the tree, feeling lonely for the child, decided over the years to hug the bike so hard that it grew up with the tree. It's about 10 feet off the ground now. Handle bars finally coming off, pedal, long ago taken by a tourist with a penchant for defacing the incredible. It's really something to see and ponder. I take visitors there all the time. :o

    Here is another view...

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  • BhagavadGitaBhagavadGita Posts: 1,748
    This grand weeping willow stood proud and tall until 2004 until a wind storm off Lake Washington blew it over. To everyone's amazment, the tree continued to grow and is a favorite playspot for my dog and my son. I find it such a blessing when something can be so resilient.

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  • DangDangDangDang Posts: 1,551
    I may be repeating myself here, but that tree stands on Vashon Island in Washington. It's only a few hundred feet from the road.

    Maybe about 50 years ago a child laid the bike against the tree and for some reason never came back. Apparently the tree, feeling lonely for the child, decided over the years to hug the bike so hard that it grew up with the tree. It's about 10 feet off the ground now. Handle bars finally coming off, pedal, long ago taken by a tourist with a penchant for defacing the incredible. It's really something to see and ponder. I take visitors there all the time. :o

    Here is another view...

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    I just read elsewhere that the bike was originally CHAINED to the tree....which makes the tree's growth around the bike & chain much more conceivable than a mere LAYING of the bike against the tree (by which the tree's growth would merely knock the bike over). Just wanted to post that point. :) I'm sure folklore added the loneliness and the hug...and theres certainly nothing wrong with that!
  • BhagavadGitaBhagavadGita Posts: 1,748
    Well, I did not know that. Know one I know on Vashon ever mentioned it.

    Feel silly now.. :oops: .thanks for clearing up the mystery.

    I liked my story a bit better though. ;)

    Also apologize for the bad photo color, it was kina a blue morning.
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  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
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    This grand weeping willow stood proud and tall until 2004 until a wind storm off Lake Washington blew it over. To everyone's amazment, the tree continued to grow and is a favorite playspot for my dog and my son. I find it such a blessing when something can be so resilient.

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    this reminds me of home, Wisconsin, the Door Peninsula. I tried to find pics of the weathered trees on Rock Island off the coast there and couldn't but here is the Apostle Islands, great memories :D
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    notice the trees roots off the right of the pic, anchoring the tree. Life finds a way :D
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    "Judge yourself if you feel the need
    Just let me known to be
    In search of the truth myself
    There is a drop of blood on the ground
    And it seems to me that it's not my kind
    And I can't be sure if its yours or mine."
  • justamjustam Posts: 21,299
    I went to an old battlefield park this Sunday and saw some very old trees-->

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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,899
    aah a.m. you make me want to visit florida more than ever.
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    this could be the day
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