Featured: Venerable black cherry tree surveying its domain
Featured January 18
Featuring a fall scene to which, in my imagination, I can escape, leaving behind the cold, clouds, rain, mist, fog, snow, ice, etc. of our present weather, bringing with me a favorite book to read.
A giant black cherry tree guarding a bench that overlooks the Willow Pond. I include this tree in the general class of 'specimen trees', trees that have been given enough room to grow and assume the full set of characteristics of the type, and time or more than enough time to express those characteristics. This is, without doubt, the largest, broadest black cherry I've ever seen. Most of these trees are found in woods, where the side branching has been severely restricted by neighboring trees.
Yes, the white speck near the left edge of the shot is an egret.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Willow Pond area
Taken October 7, 2016 (D280-2016 )
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