Thursday, February 25, 2016

Scaly-bark-ivy tree

After almost a week of rain-heavy clouds, the sun returned today. When I headed out for my walk, this evening I had on a short-sleeve shirt, but it only took a moment for a cold breeze strong enough to fly a kite to change my mind.

After a few minutes of power walking, I fell into a rhythm and clicked off the steps needed to satisfy my Fitbit tracker.

On my last lap, the sun highlighted a scaly-barked tree that's normally in shade. The ivy creeping up its trunk caused me to step back and pull the phone from my pocket and snap a few pictures.

I wasn't sure how it would look so before I walked into the back gate I shot a few photographs of the evening sky. Dark clouds were sweeping from west to east and the setting sun tinted them a subtle shade of purple.

As it turns out, I was happy with the tree picture.


  1. Anonymous8:43 PM

    Beautiful, but what about the purple sky?

  2. I love the tree photo and I see the great green colours. today we had slushy snow crap with wind..overall...blechh

  3. It is a great picture of the tree. The ivy frames the scaly bark wonderfully.

  4. So pretty...good catch! I ordered a Fitbit the other day and hopefully it will be a good motivator for me to get back out walking. The days are getting longer but the weather is still Winter bound. Snow again today with cold but I hear it will be warmer by Sunday...looking forward to that! Have a good weekend!

  5. It is snowing here again too. Nice you can get out and walk. I've been having some spring fever here wanting to get outside !

  6. Nice to see the sun after all those rainy days. Things will be blooming now. Nice ivy plant.
    Have a nice weekend.

  7. You always catch a good shot of nature.

  8. Wonderful forest textures.

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