Emerging

I love winter, but I know that many (maybe most) people don’t. So for those of you longing for Spring, it’s beginning to emerge…

Tulip Poplar

There is a large Tulip Poplar tree behind our house and another one on our neighbor’s property, but this year I saw no blooms on either tree. However, on one of my walks I found blooms and pieces of blooms scattered in our drive and in the middle of our lane. Recent strong winds must…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 2 – Scuppernong Vines and Tulip Poplars

Since last week the moderate drought here in North Georgia has become worse, and daytime temperatures hover around 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celcius; it sounds so much worse in Fahrenheit, doesn’t it?). Nonetheless the leaves are beginning to change. There’s a little bit of yellow now in the Scuppernong (a type of wild grape)…

Festival of Leaves 2018, Week #3: Tulip Poplar

Well, it’s official.  This past September was the warmest on record here in my corner of Northeast Georgia.  And the amount of rainfall in the past five months surely has set a record.  Today was the first day it has felt even a little like Autumn, so the leaves still are without much color. The…

Festival of Leaves, Week #3: Tulip Poplar

Not much is happening leaf-wise in my neck of the woods, considering that it’s almost October.  Maybe it’s because we still are having days when the temperature is in the high 80s.  The tulip poplar is changing, but the leaves have almost as much brown in them as they do yellow this year…   See…

Tulip poplar

The tulip poplar is one of the largest of the native trees in the eastern United States and is a valuable hardwood tree.  Early European settlers in the U.S. called it “Canoewood” because Native Americans made dug-out canoes from its trunk.  It also is known as Fiddletree, Whitewood, Yellow poplar, and as Tulip-tree because its flowers…

Tree Trunks: A Study in Variety

    The trees are God‘s great alphabet: With them He writes in shining green Across the world His thoughts serene. ~Leonora Speyer Related articles The Tree