Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, No. 2

I continue to do some hiking at the headquarters of the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy near Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is a neat place to get alone and secluded - a pocket of nature set aside from a rapid growth movement of housing developments.

A Beautiful Fungus

A Mammoth Tree - Look At Its Trunk

A Beautiful Yellow Wildflower

How Does This Tree Still Stand?

This photo is of the same tree as the previous one but taken with the use of a flash.

Columbine (Acquilegia canadensis)


San Nakji said...

Trees are amazing things. Apart from still being able to stand, how is it even still alive?

The fungus photo is one of your best. Amazing!

Fred said...

I agree..how the heck does that tree stay up?

Katie said...

Wish I could take that walk. Thanks for letting me imagine it.

Cergie said...

This tree is now weakened.
On an other side, seeds are blind and grow anywhere. Sometimes the place is good but often, there is a problem: oak in cliff's crack for instance. I've heard about trees growing on old cut roots. Mystery of Nature.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Those little columbine flowers are very pretty. I love the pictures that you post...of the simplest things that sometimes people fail to notice.

Ava said...

I have a friend who takes lots of fungus pictures. That's a good one!

That's a great picture of the big tree. I like all of the greenery around it. If find it peaceful.

Wow, that tree with half the base missing is amazing. How IS it still standing?

I have columbine growing around my fish pond in front of the house. Very pretty.

Thanks for sharing!


Ginnie said...

It's clear that Nature restores you, Tim, as it does me. So glad you have so much of it nearby for your Soul. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

RubySoho said...

wow, that tree looks like a magic trick.

Tim Rice said...

Hi, san nakji. That's a good question because that tree was very much alive with an abundance of green leaves. Thanks regarding my fungus photo. I like that one myself.

Hi, fred. Good to hear from you. Hopefully with school soon coming to an end, we'll see more of you both here and on your blog. :)

Thanks, katie. I'm glad you are able to imagine doing it in your mind.

Hi, cergie. You are right. It is a mystery of nature regarding that tree and many other things.

Thanks, abandoned in pasadena. I'm glad that you enjoy these pics. And it's sometimes the little things that are the most beautiful.

Thanks, ava, for all your comments. Nature has much to offer us if we only take notice.

Thanks, ginnie. I think God designed nature to have restorative powers should we so choose to take advantage of it that way.

Hi, rubysoho. That tree does almost look like it has magical powers to keep standing!

Ocean said...

Very interesting pictures. You sure get some good shots. And those trees wow I don't see how they are still standing either.

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, ocean. Glad you enjoyed my pics.