quercus prinus

Filed under: flora — WmX @ 18:27


‪Maclura pomifera‬

Filed under: flora — WmX @ 15:18

The fruit, from a multiple fruit family, is roughly spherical, but bumpy, and 7.6–15.2
centimetres (3–6 in) in diameter. It is filled with a sticky white latex.–Wikipedia
This is your brain…


Street Tree

Filed under: flora — WmX @ 13:39

Catalpa bignonioides
Carlton Avenue


wheelbarrow of life

Filed under: fishbones,flora,heart,trees — WmX @ 10:35

shadow planting trees
My sister was a faithful reader of this page. So last time I had a wheelbarrow picture it
was titled “Our Father’s Wheelbarrow”.
Our father was not mechanical. He couldn’t fix a broken lawn mower. But he was Saint Francis
when it came to plants, he’d touch them and they’d grow. The wheelbarrow feels full of his energy.
Imagination? Dementia? Fond wishes? A combination of the three.
Planted a q.stellata, q. macrocarpa, q.falcata and a taxodium distichum…



Filed under: environment,flora,neighborhood,trees,Urban Planning — WmX @ 09:33

bye bye walnut
Juglans nigra
March 29, 2014


eat me?

Filed under: flora — WmX @ 00:30

growing in the City right of way. Locust Avenue.
Chlorophyllum molybdites is the poisonous mushroom most frequently eaten in North America-Wikipedia


Paulownia tomentosa

Filed under: environment,flora — WmX @ 09:24

Summer in the City.

It is tolerant of pollution and it is not fussy about soil type. For this reason it functions ecologically as a pioneer plant. Its nitrogen-rich leaves provide good fodder and its roots prevent soil erosion. Eventually, Paulownia is succeeded by taller trees that shade it. It cannot thrive in the shade of other trees.
Paulownia is in honour of the Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna of Russia, with tomentosa being derived from the Latin meaning ‘covered in hairs’–Wikipedia


Asimina triloba

Filed under: flora — WmX @ 00:31

paw paw
Walked three miles downstream on the left bank of the Rivanna under close to continuous tree canopy, there are many paw paw trees in the understory.


quercus rubra

Filed under: flora — WmX @ 09:09

oak leaves against the sky
Walked up Monticello to visit Andy, Ginna, Carroll and V. Today is our day. Rejoice and be glad in it.


bird walk

Filed under: fauna,fishbones,flora — WmX @ 01:29

Corvus brachyrhynchos
Went for a short morning walk along the Rivanna with people that know birds. They heard or saw white throated sparrows, carolina wrens, tufted titmouse, a fish crow, american crows, a bald eagle, mallards, canada geese, a red shouldered hawk, cardinals, mockingbirds, a ruby crowned kinglet, downy woodpecker, a pileated woodpecker, a red fox, hermit thrush, bluebird, yellow-rumped warbler, raven, sparrow, white-breasted nuthatch, goldfinch, song sparrow, Carolina chickadee, flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, catbird, robin, towhee, starlings.
I saw runners and unidentified flying objects.
The dog walkers are still leaving bags of dog dung on the side of the trail. People too precious to carry the load while they walk.

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