Thursday, October 30, 2014

Good Fences


This dead tree behind the fence has caught my eye each time I've driven past it.  Anyone know what kind it is?  Yesterday, I stopped and snapped a shot out of it out of my car window.  Most of the trees in the countryside have turned brown and are fast dropping their leaves, but now and then you can still find a bit of color.


We haven't had frost yet, so the flowers still look pretty good.  I think that is a Burning Bush in the upper left corner.  I love those.  The grass is still very green since we've had plenty of rain this fall.  

Linking to Theresa's Good Fences  

Happy Thursday to you!
xo Cheryl

34 comments:

  1. I think it's an enchanted forest tree....the part of the forest we've been warned not to walk it! hahaha! It's amazing! I bet the birds love to perch on it! Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs, Diane

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  2. that dead tree is fantastic.. love it love it.. and also like those giant sized Christmas trees, none like that here...

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  3. It looks like some kind of pine tree. It also is very season appropriate. Spooky. .
    We had frost last night. Brrrr. Tomorrow wind and cold with 20 ft waves on the lake.
    Summer is definitely over.

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  4. that's a very cool looking tree!! you have a nice perspective on these pretty views!! our first frost is just a few days away!!!!

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  5. Cheryl, I love Diane answer. LOL. I think it's a pine tree . I loved your pictures. I also love burning bushes, they add that bright red to our fall scenes. We are in for some nasty stuff tomorrow. Stay warm, xoxo,Susie

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  6. That is ONE unusual looking dead tree...I'd say some sort of evergreen seeing how low the branches had grown. Are you going to get bad weather this weekend? We may even have some snow(flurries) here! It's going to be great weekend for soup!

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  7. Yes, it does look like a poor pine tree. I know I've had too much coffee this morning, but I'm seeing a big lizard on the left side of the tree and a duck perched on the top. Is no one else seeing that? Maybe it's my computer. LOL Nice fences.

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  8. That's an interesting old tree...we are still green out here, too. No frost and still hot days, cold mornings and nights.

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  9. i love that old snag! it does look like a type of pine or cedar. thanks for sharing these fine fence views and color, too!

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  10. Wow, awesome photos! That old tree is something!

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  11. well, that's an interesting tree. no idea what kind it is....

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  12. Oh I LOVE that tree we have a bunch like that in our bush and all the comments saying a pine tree are what I would have guessed. I love the burning bush too. Hug B

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  13. Morning Cheryl, beautiful tree, ,love pines and nice fence too. Blessings Francine.

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  14. Oh my, this poor tree. I wonder what caused it's death? It's hard to say if it should be cut down or not. It is probably a home to squirrels, maybe woodpeckers.

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  15. I love the purple and the red flowers and also the red foliage.

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  16. That tree is a photographers dream. It has such unique shape.

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  17. Hi Cheryl, that old tree, there's a stark beauty to it. I wonder if it's a dead pine? I don't know why I thought that, I am no expert. Your photos are lovely and the flowers are very pretty!

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  18. Very nice fence/flowers in the bottom shot. However I must say that knarled old tree behind the fence stole the show.

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  19. Love the dead tree. Good for birds to land on. Lovely conifers against the fence in the 2nd shot

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  20. I love the dead tree, it is a pretty scene! Lovely Autumn colors! Great post, enjoy your day!

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  21. A fascinating tree! Great fences.

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  22. I really like that spooky tree. OK, I probably wouldn't usually describe it as spooky except that tomorrow is Halloween.

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  23. All those fantastic fall colors- just gorgeous. That looks like my flame bush..I call it a burning bush, too..I don't really know what the name is.

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  24. You captured two great photos on this one. I love the bare tree; there must be a story there.
    The fence and landscape surrounding is lovely.
    Blessings for these superb pictures of fall and that unusual tree.

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  25. Cheryl, that tree in the first picture would be very spooky on a Halloween evening!!

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  26. love the gnarly tree. I call them character trees. It looks like some kind of pine. Its a beautiful images with the pretty leaves and fence.

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  27. That tree has a definite Halloween look to it. Would not want to come up on it in the dark.
    Love the color shots and the bright flowers still hanging on. This week end may spell their doom.

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  28. I love the bare trees of late fall and winter. The one you photographed is distinctive!

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  29. Not sure about that tree...one thing for sure is...it's not alive! lol. It is quite unusual and I have always been fascinated by the shapes of trees.. No frost here as well, so we still have lots of gorgeous flowers...Great fence photo...

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  30. Hi Cheryl! It looks like some kind of pine or spruce tree to me. It does ahve an interesting shpae. I've seen a lot of beetle kill trees here in Colorado, and now the ash tree borer was discovered in Boulder County, Co, and has tree experts worried that it will spread.

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  31. Such pretty colors in these photos! I love the old dead tree. Interesting shape.
    We still have green grass here but most of the leaves has fallen. We've only had light frost but I'm afraid that will be a hard freeze tonight.

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  32. Hi Cheryl, it looks like a evergreen/pine tree that the beetles have eaten up.. We see those trees in the mountains --and it's sad to see the damage those beetles have done...

    When I first saw your picture, I thought there were birds all over that tree.... ha

    We still have things blooming and we are still GREEN ---but this weekend we are supposed to FREEZE and we may even have some snow... Mercy me.... It was in the 70's this week --and will go down into the 20's this weekend.... Gads!

    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  33. The old tree is fueling the Halloween spirit . . .
    Great tree . . .

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