June 23, 2018
The last time I went to Schoepfle Garden, I noticed for the first time this paper-bark maple tree.
This entry was posted on June 23, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Garden, Surfaces and was tagged with abstract, nature, Northern Ohio, photography, Schoepfle Garden, trees.
I’m glad I’m not the only one shooting tree bark. This is very nice, Linda. It looks similar to the birch trees we have here.
June 23, 2018 at 8:34 AM
Thanks, Ken. We have paper-bark and river birches here that have similar bark, but this maple’s bark was overall darker.
June 27, 2018 at 4:58 PM
What a fantastic image of bark.
June 25, 2018 at 3:21 AM
Thank you, Andy. The tree was very cooperative.
June 27, 2018 at 4:59 PM
June 26, 2018 at 5:57 AM
Wow, Linda, now you’re making things up! 😉 Just kidding. What a smorgasbord of color! I think of the positive qualities of age when I see this – you can’t get that amount of complexity without living for a few years.
June 26, 2018 at 12:24 PM
Yeah, these wasn’t a spring chicken. 🙂 The green, which must be lichen or algae, surprised me.
June 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Yes, it looks like a lichen, which I have to remind myself, is a fungus-algae combination, and I believe they usually have bacteria playing in the mix too.
Oh, here’s what a lichen is: “a kind of community writ small: an imponderably complex internally consistent, self-sustaining ecosystem composed of who-knows-anymore-how-many lichen-forming fungi, algae and bacteria.”
Click to access readings_2_nameless.pdf
I haven’t actually read through it, just grabbed that one piece. But this guy is great. I think I already shared his site with you a while back.
June 29, 2018 at 3:15 PM
Thank you for responding to a comment that started, “Yeah, these wasn’t.” These wasn’t??? Yes, you did send me to that link before. Bears repeating. Thanks.
June 29, 2018 at 3:27 PM
I take it back. At least I never read that PDF before. How delightfully written it is!
June 29, 2018 at 3:37 PM
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