Liz – Here’s the black walnut as seen on a recent dog walk here in Lexington, Kentucky. You can see the distinctive mistletoe, especially over on the left-hand side. Other nearby trees include an American sweetgum tree ( Liquidambar styraciflua) and an Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus). Below are black walnut shells that the squirrels leave behind.
Dulcie is being her usual helpful self standing behind and beside two of this tree’s leaf stems, which are a foot long and litter everywhere. Charley is in supervising mode, his paws are on more leaf stems and white pine needles.
Flighty – I had a close look the three medlars earlier in the week and there’s little sign of any new growth yet. The picture below on the left shows the lower trunk of one with ivy starting to creep up it. The other picture shows what a tangle the higher branches are in, having not not been pruned much over the years.
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Have a good weekend!