|The White Pines are showing their gold jewelery this time of year.|
|The White Birch are taking on some attributes of the red barn.|
|The Jack Pine's cone is an engineering masterpiece.|
Set to open up at different temperatures,
from early summer's heat to a wildfire inferno,
the tree times it's germinations for a better chance
at long term survival.
|The Black Locust is a hardcase.|
Nasty spines greet you when it's a young whip,
then when it gets big and old and crotchety,
it's lumber is the best for fenceposts.
They say it lasts 25 - 30 years, untreated.
|Trees need a place to grow.|
This is the creek behind our apartment compartment.