It's so difficult to see mature trees in the process of dying. Evergreens have a tough time in drought situations.
Very nice colors in the first picture.....nice photo.
I hope the tree makes it.Beautiful colours.x
So do I! She is lovely, indeed!
God has His way of protecting His creation. I bet a little moisture and they will be okay!
just like beautiful fall colors, vegetation always amazes me just when you think its dead new life starts again in a little bud.
I love the colours, it's terrible that the mature tree is dying.
I hope so too!BTW, I am amused by your word verification NO! on your side bar :-)
I hope she makes it!
there's a real sadness for me when I lose a tree I've become familiar with...lost one in the freak snow/ice storm late October...living creatures who are usually here before and after us.
So many wonderful, wonderful trees have fought to survive last year's heat and drought... makes me so sad. I do appreciate the survivors though!! blessings ~ tanna
Theresa, Mother Nature can be so fickle and it indeed sad when anything so beautiful is dying.
Ugh, that is hard to look at. Here in S.D. we know how hard it is to get a tree to maturity. Drought,flood,wind,frosts they're battles are many! Hopefully spring rains are on their way to Texas!
Beautiful colours. Good luck to her!
I hope she makes it, too.
this is really sad, it takes so many years for these beautiful trees to be replaced. and the tri-color is beautiful, but sad because she is struggling, hope you have had enough rain to bring it back.
So sad.... this makes me want to cry. :( I hope the little tree makes it...
Oh, I hope she makes it! We've had so little snow this year I heard the farmers are already muttering about the fear of drought up here this summer. Only so much we can do about Mother Nature. Hope you're having a good week. :)
Hopefully she makes it :)
A thing of beauty. I hope so, too....
It is a bit beautiful, but does not portend well for it...
Nice colors, but sad to see a tree her slowly fading away.Have a fantastic Day!Eva
Sad Tex! I hate to see trees not make it. We had to take down an Oak last summer. I actually cried. I know. Crazy.
It's good that you have hope. It looks pretty doomed but miracles can happen. I always find it interesting that in a stand of trees one can be dying and the others seem to be healthy. I guess like individuals, some just show sickness more than others.
Me too, blasted drought!
It's been a terrible drought and I hope it lets up soon. Those trees show the awful truth of it, don't they?
Doesn't it break your heart alittle....
Not so sure it's drought, we seem to have a lot of that going on here as well. It's mostly the ones along the roads or in close proximity. I was thinking perhaps pollution, or some parasite that gets blown along with the big trucks whizzing by.
Darn, hope she/he pulls through!
Trees are special to me. I hate seeing any tree die. It's so sad!
Oh, I hope that tree makes it. A pity the other one didn't.
Fight little tree ... fight!
Shame I hope the tree makes it...Nice colours but I hope she turns green again!
Wow-I know you guys got hit with drought-but this really tells it all.....we'll hope for the best.and I too love your NO word veri!! I want to borrow it!! What on earth were they thinking!! This isn't the CIA!! Must go catch up on your past few days-my 86 yr old mom has been keeping me hopping!!~~Rain
:-( I sure do hope this old girl makes it!
We had a drought here the year before last...nothing like the drought Texas had last year, though. Anyway, we have large evergreens in our yard, and a couple of them suffered severe damage from the drought. So far, they live; but their beauty will never be the same.
We had a drought several years ago and we are still finding trees that just couldn't make it. So, so sad.They're sure are beauties though!
I hate seeing trees like this. I cried when we lost one in Illinois (lol) I know my husband couldn't believe it either.
me too. driving by Memorial Park in Houston in just heartbreaking. They've been cutting down the dead trees and what used to be thickly forested is now just a waste land.
I hope the recent rains you have had will revive this ailing tree. It sure is pretty!
A natureza é mais sábia do que nossa vã filosofia... a árvore ainda pode sobreviver!...Bom dia!(⁀‵⁀,) ¸`⋎´¸.•°`♥ Beijinhos.Brasil
It's so sad to see what drought does to evergreens.
I hope so too, she is indeed beautiful!
I keep my fingers crossed that she can make it!
They are tough and can come back from quite a bit.
I hate to say it but I think the one on the right is on it's last leg.
I do hope you don't have a year like last year. I hope you keep getting rains. I always feel sad when I see a dying tree. It is a lovely picture.
Beautiful colours in your first picture. I hope your tree makes it too.
It does make for a nice range of colors. I hope it can survive.
Love the multi-colors. Too bad it's because of the drought.
I'll be rooting for hershe's beautiful
I hope it makes it!! Hasn't been an easy year for the evergreens in your part of the world! Terrific shots!Sylvia
Beautiful tree and photos, nice colors!Greetings from Croatia!:)
T, lovely colours! I am craving colours! All the browns are wearing on me! Give me colour!
It's like a very slow virus, spreading from tree to tree. Let's hope the virus dies!
We've had the same things happening to our pines here.
I hope the tree can pull through. Drought can be hard on a lot of trees.
Poor thing, hopefully you get better rains this year
She IS very pretty with all her colors. I hope that tree makes it! I like your NO word verification button. :)
Hopefully these winter rains will ward of the drought just long enough for little tree to recover!
It was a hard thing to watch this past year in Texas. If the trees make it this year, they will be able to survive any other crisis afterwards because what you all went through was a SEVERE drought. I flew into Houston and was shocked by the devastation around the area. Very sad.
Nothing sadder that drought and a sad tree.Cheers from Cottage Country!
It's always sad to see those rust-colored trees that shouldn't be that color! In our area, it often means that the trees are bug-killed.
odd colors for a pine...but she sure is beautiful....i hope she makes it!!she looks like she's wrapping herself around the electric pole...for support? for a little jolt...
That's sad that trees cannot get enough water. It is beautiful with the varied colors. I hope it survives.
I really hope it makes it. It always saddens me to see trees die, or to be ripped out of the ground in a storm.
Poor thing. I hope there is some relief coming for her.
I hope it survives! Pretty colors - but in death - it's raining here today - how ironic is that??
Evergreens do have a hard time in drought, but if they can get some good conditions in the new growing year, they are able to come back sometimes. I have had this happen, but I am in Minniesnowda where we are assured of a snow cover on the ground. Wouldn't it be nice if you could get some scouts to schedule some waterings?Cheers and hugs,Jo
Hi TexWisGirl, Drought? Bark Beetles? Both? I do know that the bark beetles really were infesting and killing a lot of the pines back where I used to live in California. Have a great day!
Fingers crossed it survives... I have just been on Keiths Caldecotte blog ane he is losing some of his trees.. by chainsaw.I despair..
The first time I saw trees like that (the one that's still alive) I thought they were beautiful and some different variety of pine. I know better now. Join you in your hope!
Oby dała radę odżyć, bo szkoda by było drzewa. Dziękuję za nr 1 w komentarzach u mnie :-). Pozdrawiam cieplutko. *** May gave the advice revived, because the damage would have been a tree. Thank you for the No. 1 in the comments for me :-). Yours warm.
I do hope she gets the water she needs to make it another year....It's a shame for such large trees to die....
Beautiful little tree, those colours are amazing. I bet the camera sensor thought there was a party going on when it was processing all those colours.
What a wonderful tribute to these struggling beauties!
I hope she survives Theresa.Always sad to see life end like this; non more so than at the hand of man. Some of the trees at my local are being cut down, for no reason that I can see.Disgraceful.
She looks like a Cypress tree and if that is the case she will be just fine come spring. Some Cypress become dormant and brown during the winter months.Fingers and toes are crossed just in case she is something else.~:)
Isn't that sad, Theresa? We didn't have a drought --but we did have a very hot summer last year... My 3 Rhododendrons are all struggling to make it... Don't know what to do except to cut them back... After your drought though, I'm surprised that more things didn't die...Hugs,Betsy
That red cedar got stressed pretty hard. Would give it a small chance of making it!
Drought is indeed a terrible thing. Our farmers are increasinly worried as there has been little moisture since August.
it doesn't look too far gone...hopefully she'll be able to bounce back
Poor tree. I hope she makes it.
The colors are beautiful! Hope she makes it:)
Oh me too sweetie, it takes a lifetime to grow a beautiful tree.God bless ya and have an amazin' day sweetie!!! :o)
So many cedars didn't make it through the summer and many other trees. I am crossing my fingers for several oaks on our property. We lost some cedars as well for sure. No cutting will be done here for months as I want to give them every chance to show if they are alive. The total number of trees lost in Texas is staggering!
How sad, I hope the tree survives. That drought was awful.
Hopefully you'll have more rain this year and she'll pull through.
Whatever she's doing, she is doing it with dignity.
the colors are awesome....
I bet she'll bounce right back in the spring. I had one do that a few years in a row, and looked wonderful by July.
It really is survival of the fittest--I'm pulling for her too!!
I like that you care about the trees ! You are a special , wonderful, caring person indeed-KAT-
Man, I hate to see that. It's happening to several little cedars around here.
I hope she makes it too - you had a rough year last year. sandie
She is very attractive as a tri colour, but I hope she regains a rich green colour overall soon.
I like that you referred to the tree as her. I have a huge pine dying in my back yard. It is sad watching the brown slowly creep down. Just a little green left.
just checking in to see what you're up to today. Very pretty still loving the ducks below :)
We have pine trees that look like that around here too. So sad.
Indeed, beautiful as the tree fights for survival!
Whoa how did I almost miss your pretty trees?
Poor little pine tree! I don't know if they are dying, but I've sure seen a lot of cedars around here that look brown this year. Hope they make it.
Poor thing!! Died of thirst.
The reality of living. I hope that pine tree will survive. Wonderful thoughts.
You have heart!Aloha from WaikikiComfort Spiral >< } } ( ° >
Great set of colours - hope the tree pulls through.We lost more than a few over the last few years - and some of the ones in our garden have grown more this summer than in the last 10 years!Stewart M
She is a beauty, hopefully she is strong enough to survive.
dead trees make me sad...i hope the tree makes it.
Its a real shame that the tree isdyeing.We also need rain in Portugal,or more trees will diehere.Two of my evergreens have hadthe same fate.
So many trees just dont make it thought a drought and if they do they take years to recover. When they do they are just as stunning as always.
Last year we lost a tree we planted in honor of our first grandchild. It lived 13 years. I think we will see the effects of this drought for years to come.
I'm so sorry you are losing a friend you pass by every day. Alas...if you look at that big tall pine across the pond in my recent post...you'll see an 80 year old one living its last year.
Beautiful colours. It's quite amazing how nature often survives even the harshest conditions.(I am often amazed at how trees survive drought... or fire)
The tri-color pine contains all of my favorite colors!! I hope she pulls through
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