Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spring has arrived for the barren tree


A couple of weeks ago, I posted a photo of this tree, barren of any foliage. Some folks wondered if it had been pruned so severely that it would die. In Florida, it is hard to kill most plants, and even the slightest weed will grow into a tree if not cut down!

You can see the original shot here.

22 comments:

Dan J. said...

Now I am curious to know what this will look like at the end of summer.

magiceye said...

starkly beautiful

Paula said...

That's impressive! Next time some ill-advised person gives me a houseplant I'm going to send it straight to Florida.

Tom said...

It's a crape myrtle and will be beautiful in a few months.

Bibi said...

There are many 'stumpy' trees like that here. Every so often they prune the sycamores, and this is what they look like when they fight back!

Memphis MOJO said...

Nature is amazing.

Small City Scenes said...

I think you super glued some leaves on it. I was one who thought the poor tree must be dead. It is still a bad prune job but you know how things grow there. MB

cieldequimper said...

That has got to be a Versailles tree. That's what they do here! ;-)

brattcat said...

the leaves look like little flames at the end of those limbs.

Ilse said...

Paula, I know how you feel. Anyhow. That pruned tree is going to do just fine.

B SQUARED said...

Nature wins, again.

bfarr said...

They do that here too to the crepe myrtle thees to keep them small enough to fit the space and force more blooms. It is not healthy for the trees. Having said this particular tree is pretty resilient.

Small City Scenes said...

regarding you comment about the Big Horn Sheep--yes I have a few blurry pics. they are so high up and I never could zoom in on they very well. I keep trying though. Now that the mountain passes are cleared of snow I want to go back to the canyon. Spring wildflowers to photograph---and maybe a big Horn sheep. MB

Jarart said...

Amazing! I will want to see what it looks like in a few months. Mark your calender.

Sharon said...

You'll have to give a few weeks and show it to us again.

Cezar and Léia said...

I can relate to that, this is pretty much what we've seen here! It's such a joy to see "life" coming back to the trees!
God bless you!
Cezar

VP said...

I was keeping an eye on a tree like this and this afternoon I caught the first flower on it...

EG Wow said...

I'd laugh at how funny it looks, but there are small trees in some people's front yards here in Canada with trees that look just as silly. :)

JM said...

Here it goes again! :-)

Lois said...

Lots of trees like that around here too! It's amazing how they look by the end of the summer--like it never even happened.

Hilda said...

Heehee. It looks funny now. And I find it wonderfully amazing!

Wolynski said...

Poor little bald tree keeps on trying.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson