Thursday, May 30, 2013

One of My Favorite Trees

This tree is along a Farm-to-Market road on the way to another town I sometimes visit for Walmart. It's probably a locust or an old mesquite. I love it in any season. This was taken in mid-May when the field was covered in Golden Grounsel.



Linking to Friday's Fences

136 comments:

Kerri said...

Very pretty!!! So nice to see things green!!

georgettesullins said...

It looks like twins! Love how it fairly hugs the ground.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I can see why this would be a favorite! I love that your scenery is so different from what I see around here - so open.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

It looks like it is opening its arms to heaven!! I see why you love it. blessings ~ tanna

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

I understand why this should be your favorite tree. Probably old also. Nice to see when it's so close to the ground :)

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous shots, and the tree is fabulous sitting on a field of yellow flowers..

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the curving branches. Beautiful tree.

Arija said...

It is like a loving tree. I did have a giggle Theresa, a locust as far as I know is a plague insect, much like a grass hopper. In numbers, they can strip the countryside bare as they migrate. Did you perchance mean a Loquat?, although it does not look lie one at all.
Whatever it is, it is a good reference for the eye in an other wise flat landscape.

Fjällripan said...

Such a beautiful three, like the shape and the fields of yellow flowers is so lovely!

I was out last night again and I brought my cellphone this time :))

Terri said...

I see why it's one of your favorites- love the shape.

Lynne said...

Standing alone with wide open, on the ground branches, welcoming TexWis for a "looksee!" (Liked this very much.)

Hilary said...

That's a picture worthy tree right there.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, I can see why it is your favorite tree, love it`s form, Francine.

Betty Manousos said...

a beautiful tree! love the curving branches that reach the ground.

andy said...

Gorgeous tree and what great pictures you take ! Happy Thursday !

JM said...

What a beautiful tree shape!

Jill said...

It's a wonderful tree! I can see you and the crew all sitting, quite contentedly underneath if for a brief rest.

Molly The Wally said...

What a marvellous sculptural tree. Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Brk Trt said...

Simple beauty. All alone in such a field.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Nice! It looks like it's half buried!

DJan said...

Very nice tree you are sharing with me, Tex. :-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That tree is perfect for the photographer. I love it's sprawling shape.

Jan n Jer said...

Its very graceful looking and the field of gold adds just the right amount of color to all the green. Love looking through the fence too!

Tanya Breese said...

what a great looking tree...easy to climb for kids too ;)

Dianna said...

It's beautiful. We do tend to notice nature's landmarks along our way, don't we??

Amy Burzese said...

So different. I can see why it is a favorite.

Dicky Bird said...

Looks like an old beauty!

Maple Lane said...

Great pictures. The tree looks like it would be fun to sit in!

Deb said...

a tree with a sense of style...love to see Mesquite trees...

parker said...

That old survivor tree sitting in the golden pasture certainly makes for an interesting shot! Good eye!

ladyfi said...

Oh, I like that tree. We have a similar one near us too.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Looks like just to top is emerging from the ground, how neat!

Sandra said...

brilliant new green growth, and I like it in all seasons to. i love it best when it looks dead... but it is beautiful in its spring leaves.

Julia said...

It's a neat looking tree and I think that it looks more like a Mesquite tree. I had to go online to look it up and I found out that it's a very useful tree, very interesting... I also looked the Golden groundsel and found out more about it.
Lovely pictures.
Hugs,
JB

edenhills said...

That is a lovely and interesting tree. It amazes me how some of them grow in such interesting shapes.

Indrani said...

The tree looks unique.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

It is a tree with character and charm!
Good Morning Tex!

MarkD60 said...

Good tree for sitting and reading.

Brian King said...

Cool tree and beautiful field! As low as it is to the ground, it still stands out prominently.

Magnolia Tea said...

I love that tree! Looks like a fabulous climber. :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Love its 'sitting' position. For that there is a slim chance it being a Locust as they grow up in a taller and narrower shape. Guess it is a Mesquite. Does it have velvet catkins in the spring? You ought to be able to figure it out...
Hugs,
Mariette

S. J. Qualls said...

Awesome old tree, I can see why it's a favorite!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful tree - nice yellow field.
Thanks for your comment on my blog ..... it's me sitting on the bench. Wish you a good Thursday :)

Montanagirl said...

What a great tree, hugging the earth like that!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh that could be a fav .

Very nice.

Linda said...

I looked up some images of locust trees and mesquite trees, and it seems that mesquite trees more often had that close-to-the-ground look. But, whatever kind it is, it's an eye catcher.

Lynda said...

Is this tree unique in its growth with the split trunk or is it common with this species? Also, are they all "low to the ground" like this one? We definitely don't have anything like that here.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Oh, green, green grass. Send me some.

Raggedy Creations said...

I like to photograph trees too especially old dead ones. They have lots of character.

Felicia

Pam ;) said...

Lovely in every way, tree-luver Theresa.

Ms. A said...

I can see why you love it, it has such great character.

Daryl said...

love its low to the ground-ness and i wonder why the trunk is so short

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful and special tree.
Regards, Irma

Patty Woodland said...

It looks like someone sat on it!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I love the shape and how it's spread out and open. It would be one of my favorites, too.

don said...

A fine capture of this interesting tree. I would wonder at its location in the middle of a field and by itself. Your shots are always high quality.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautifully shaped tree! I can see why you love it so much!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Such pretty scenery! I love springtime shades of green (and yellow).

~Lindy

Simply said...

stunning... and I see why ya love that tree

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi That beauty tree looks like it is lifting its arms up adn is 'Praising the Lord' that spring has finally arrived! Beautiful and also I love the whole field. Love to have a picnic there. Margaret

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos with a magic tree, exquisite colors, I like!

MTWaggin said...

Just imagine all the things that tree has endured! It sure has character!

nic.b van es said...

geweldig z,on boom die zijn eigen gang gaat.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

After the great ice storm of 2007 around here, I have a very different perspective on trees like that, but since it is already split in half, it would not have much farther to go.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

last two are my favorites. ( :

Hilary said...

It's a beauty and easy to see why it's a favourite. It exudes character.

Red said...

Some fence! Six strands of barbed wire! This would keep out full fledged armies! I can remember on our farm when the standard fence had two strands of bared wire. Are the cows and horses getting smarter these days and can get out? Just wondering.

eileeninmd said...

It is a tree with character, it would be a favorite of mine too! Love the field go gold. Pretty shots!



Robin Lamb said...

T, Very nice!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...


Beautiful -- more Texas wildflowers, golden this time...love those as well as the beautiful tree.

The term farm-to-market road was new to us when we visited TX for the first time; made perfect sense after we read up on it.

Allison said...

They're very eerie trees - lovely. The space you see every day... I love that.

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

It certainly has a lot of character! Love the field of yellow blooms around it. :)

Debbie said...

pretty twisting, twirling branches!! what a beauty!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That is a really neat tree! So unique!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Pretty tree, pretty field and pretty fence!

RedPat said...

It is a lovely tree!

Stephen Hayes said...

That tree almost looks like it's lifting it's arms up to pray.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

It looks like the trunk has split or is it the sort of tree. its branch's are very low to the ground.


peter

Terry and Linda said...

It's lovely! Did a storm split it once?

Linda
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Karen said...

Bright and sunny photos, beautiful and the tree is lovely.

Kate said...

i think that the tree is just relaxed and is resting, which gives it its shape. Beautiful image.

Kate said...

i think that the tree is just relaxed and is resting, which gives it its shape. Beautiful image.

Karen Frost said...

That tree definitely has character! Love your big sky country! So lovely. xoxo

Tammy said...

Cool tree! It looks like it couldn't choose a direction in which to grow so many different ways it went!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

What a cool tree!!! And love the photos with the yellow ground cover!

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful trees, looks like a heart in the middle

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

I can see why you love it!

Candy C. said...

That is a really nice tree! I like the way it drapes on the ground. The yellow field of flowers is really pretty! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Love the gold in the fields.

Farm Girl said...

That is a very pretty scene. I like that tree too.

LV said...

No matter when or where, it makes a great fence presentation.

Jeanne said...

That tree definitely has a personality all of it's own

Deanna said...

Looks like it has been around for awhile...love how it branches!!

SweetMarie said...

I really like how you got closer and closer to that gorgeous tree! It looks really lovely there. :)

Michelle said...

Love that blanket of greenish/yellow!

Steve Gravano said...

Beautiful tree and photos. It almost looks like it was split by lightening or something. I love the shape.

Jeanne said...

It looks like it is spreading it's wings and trying to fly.

Merri said...

I grew up in mesquite country in south Texas. had a bunch in our yard!
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I had to ggogle what grounsel is, our fields cometimes is yellow,

Paula said...

We have a running battle with Mesquite and Hackberry around here but this tree does have an interesting shape.

Randy said...

I can see why you like this tree. I like it too.

Rajesh said...

Great shots of the tree, looks different.

Angela said...

That's a beautiful tree! If I seen a tree like that I'd be trying to throw my kids up in it to take their pictures! lol I do that a lot when we are on vacation! lol I can't help it!

Furry Bottoms said...

You would die to see the trees that I've seen today. I couldn't take pictures because I was driving all day. We went through a lot of redwoods, and there are also a lot of gnarly trees that remind me of olive trees. And MILLIONS of vineyards. Astounding drive today.

SquirrelQueen said...

It is a lovely tree especially surrounded by those little yellow flowers.

Inger said...

That's and easy tree to love. And the fields are stunning.

Mama Zen said...

Picture perfect gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Very pretty!

Karen said...

I love the way it touches the ground.

Karen S. said...

It's like they are bowing down in their own way of saying hello, stop and enjoy the scenery!

McGuffy Ann said...

There is a wisdom in old trees.

Faye said...

What a graceful old survivor--looks like it may have been a twin trunk that split? And I was taking pics of fields of gold today, but yours are much better.

Beth Niquette said...

What an incredibly beautiful field..and that tree. I wonder what stories it could tell?

These photos just fill my eyes, sweet Friend!!

A View From A Brown Dog said...

I love the contrast of the hard fence against the soft sweeping fields. Really beautiful...

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
This tree (whatever the name is, p;) has really fabulous shape and the color matches the environment(^_^)彡☆

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

Cloudia said...

cow hangout on a sunny day, eh?


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Liz said...

I love the tree and the lovely field of yellow!!

Stewart M said...

I can see why you like it!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

s.c said...

Its a great tree for the first climbing lessons for children. Like it.

Liz Needle said...

I love old trees like this one, especially when they spread and cover such a big area. Pretty shot.

Laura. M said...

Beautiful contrast of colors!
A kiss.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That is a lovely old tree, it looks right at home.

Thanks for the note on Friday Fences, I'll link to it as well.

Rita said...

Lazarus with arms spread! :)

Anne Payne said...

That is a cool tree, indeed!!!

bon bon said...

magnificent!!

barbara l. hale said...

I can understand your affection for that beautiful tree. I have my favorites picked out along my usual routes and usually say hi to them as I go by. A little nuts, I guess, but they are important to me. That last pic is gorgeous!

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful old tree. It has lots of room to spread its branches.

petspeopleandlife said...

The tree is a real beauty. I'm almost positive that the tree is a mesquite for may of them that are really old spread out in this manner. There is also a huge stand of mesquite in the background so that pretty well is a clue to its identity. At least that is what I think. :-)

Margaret said...

Love the at tree - I just visited "Angel Oak" in Charleston and will be posting about it soon... it is like 1000 times the size of the one you photographed here -but it reminds me of it just the same.

Carletta said...

A little piece of natural art!

Helma said...

A very special tree, and also a beautiful too.
Also great that large field full of yellow flowers.
There I will be really happy :-)

Steve n Vickie said...

That tree has so much character. So beautiful with the lovely yellow flowers.

Rose said...

Oh, I so love this...reminds me of some trees I found on google earth...which I had sent the photo to you...or the link to the photo. Can't think where I found them now.

pattisjarrett said...

That is an interesting tree. Looks like it forgot to grow "up."

Marie said...

It's a lovely tree. I'd be happy to drive by it when I went to town, also.

Pat Tillett said...

I'm with you! That tree is a beauty! Although they make me want to sneeze, all the flowers sure add color to the view.

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