Saturday, August 30, 2008

Locke Park #81

Locke Park #81

Such a beautiful tree.  I keep coming back to images from my morning in Locke Park (Fridley) when I am looking for my favorites.

I have no idea what kind of tree this is, which is a bit pathetic, but I am a photographer not an Arborialist!

I'm cutting this post short; I feel the need to go back to Locke Park--Right Now!


Elizabeth said...

Happy Anniversary!

Lisamaree said...

Happy Anniversary!
If you have a quick look at my blog roll Mike, you can scroll down past all the fashion to Gingerpixel. An Irish Photographer who I am rather fond of. You both have a gift for capturing natural light.
I'm thinking you are looking forward to the fall?

Michael McGraw - said...

I just did a bit of research and this tree is a Buckthorn, an invasive species that everyone would like to see wiped out.

Google Jim Proctor to see what he is doing with the roots of the Buckthorn tree and other materials--quite interesting.

And while I am happy to join the erradicate the buckthorn bandwagon, those round leaves and significant space between the branches make them interesting to photograp.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I don't think I've seen this one on-screen yet. I LOVE IT!

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