Another Party and Another Beautiful Tree

@JudyEv (118964)
Bunbury, Australia
May 19, 2016 8:33pm CST
Are you tired of reading about trees yet? After my three posts on boabs, you might prefer a change. But I had to share this incredible photo of Vince's, taken at the Golden Valley Tree Farm in Balingup, Western Australia, not too far from where we live. It is autumn here and the deciduous trees are all trying to outdo each other with their colourful foliage. I think this is a swamp cypress (Taxodium distichum). It has fine, feathery foliage and is usually associated with the mangrove swamps of the Everglades. It prefers damp soils. If the roots are waterlogged, it will grow above-ground roots known as 'knees' or pneumatophores. It is thought that these act as snorkels and carry oxygen to the underground roots. I'm not positive of my identification. Can anyone confirm that this is indeed a swamp cypress? And just to let you all know, we're away now till Monday so behave and I'll see you in a day or two. And wouldn't you know our internet dropped out for several hours just before I managed to get the photo uploaded. Apologies to all
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
20 May 16
I have been fascinated with trees. I have been learning a lot here. And..you know iwill be behaving well
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 May 16
@Lucky15, So true.As if we are there too seeing things in real.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 May 16
@cacay1 @Lucky15 I have learnt so many things here too. It's nearly as good as Wikipedia!
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
20 May 16
hi I l ove reading about trees and about Australia myself. we are able to grow a l ot of your shrubs and trees here in Southemn Californi
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 May 16
I think your state and my area have quite similar climates.
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• United States
20 May 16
Not able to see your photo. I look forward to seeing many more of your pics. Never grow tired of nature's beauty.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 May 16
Sorry about the photo. The internet was playing up while I was trying to add the photo then went on the blink altogether.
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• United States
23 May 16
@JudyEv I can see it now. Absolutely gorgeous.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly I'm glad you came back and were able to see it.
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@sgbrown (1646)
• United States
23 May 16
What a beautiful photo Vince has taken! It looks like a swamp cypress to me, but I am not a tree expert!
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 May 16
We had to go to a map of the trees and work out which one it was but I'm quite sure it is a swamp cypress. Glad you like the photo.
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@sgbrown (1646)
• United States
23 May 16
@JudyEv I love the photo! Tell Vince I said he did a beautiful job!
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
@sgbrown I will. Thanks.
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@jaboUK (53403)
• United Kingdom
21 May 16
What a great picture with those leaves around the base. Enjoy your weekend.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 May 16
Another 70th birthday! I think that is the 4th or 5th for the month!!
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@jaboUK (53403)
• United Kingdom
23 May 16
@JudyEv A 70th birthday is a milestone and well worth celebrating.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
@jaboUK I think we still have a few more to go this year - and another heap next year!
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@valmnz (12635)
• New Zealand
21 May 16
Beautiful! Hope you've enjoyed your weekend away.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 May 16
Yes, we helped another friend celebrate her 70th birthday. There seems to be no end of them!! :)
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@CRK109 (14420)
• United States
23 May 16
That is one gorgeous tree! And no, I never get tired of reading about trees or seeing trees or talking about them. I don't know anyone around here who loves trees as much as I do, so it's refreshing to find someone else "out there" who loves them, too! :)
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
The deciduous trees are spectacular aren't they? And I also like those that are a bit unusual.
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@CRK109 (14420)
• United States
24 May 16
@JudyEv The one thing I really miss over at my old house is a weeping pine tree that my husband bought for me a few years back. I really love that tree and it's grown to be a gorgeous tree! I hope I get my phone back before the house gets sold so I can get some photos of the tree and frame them here.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 May 16
@CRK109 I don't think I've ever heard of a weeping pine. I'd love to see a photo of it one day.
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• United States
21 May 16
i dunno what type'f tree that's 'n 'll jest take yer word fer't, lol. 'tis stunnin'! i miss the vibrant colors that autumn brings back'n the hills'f tennessee. 'round here 'tis mostly shades'f brown 'n quite depressin'. hope ya'll've a grand time 'n save travels! big hugs :D
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 May 16
I think some red, orange and green beats brown any time! Isn't it a beauty?
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• United States
23 May 16
@JudyEv yes ma'am! if'n i'd a better water source, i'd be seein' 'bout gettin' me some more colorful trees durin' the autumn months. seems those prefer a diff'rent clime than what's natural'n these parts. i'd still love to climb through that pic'n jest sit there, watchin' 's the leaves gently fell 'n made that blanket beneath.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
@crazyhorseladycx I don't really understand people who don't like leaves under a tree. I guess they don't stay beautiful but they look lovely at least for a time. I love to see a wisteria or jacaranda with a carpet of mauve.
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
20 May 16
Lovely tree,seems you have exotic(to me)trees there quite alot. Enjoy your weekend and get back safe
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 May 16
The single lady who lived here originally imported trees from all over the world. It is quite a unique place.
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
23 May 16
@JudyEv Maybe in the olden days, now it`s not allowed to import many trees and plants i believe
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
@miniam That could be a problem here too but probably not for an established arboretum or similar.
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• United States
20 May 16
It is a beautiful tree but I'm so glad we're in spring so our trees are in bloom - fall depresses me.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 May 16
That's a shame that you become depressed in the autumn. But you couldn't get anything much brighter than this tree.
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• United States
23 May 16
@JudyEv I hate winter, therefore fall depresses me since it means winter is coming. I live in a beautiful area for fall color and I enjoy it about one day.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
@AbbyGreenhill That's a bit of a strange attitude - if you don't mind me saying. It means you now dislike two seasons instead of one. Might as well dislike summer too as it means there it will soon be autumn.
@Daljinder (21025)
• India
20 May 16
Sorry but cannot see a photo up there. I would love to see one though. Have a good day!
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 May 16
Sorry about the photo. Hopefully you can see it now. The internet fell over in the middle of posting.
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@Daljinder (21025)
• India
23 May 16
@JudyEv I am so sorry. I just re-read my response and it came out as clipped and like a brushing off statement. I cringed a bit myself reading it. I have edited it now. The tree is absolutely beautiful. The base of the tree and the ground covered with red is really cool!
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
@Daljinder I took no offence at your response. I was embarrassed because I didn't know if the post had actually 'taken' then I discovered it had but had no photo. I'm glad you came back and can now see how beautiful it is. Have a great day.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
23 Jun 16
So gorgeous. Have fun at the party & make sure you two behave yourselves as well.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Jun 16
By the time we're primed up and ready to misbehave we're too tired! :)
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
23 Jun 16
@JudyEv Sadly, I can relate to that.
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@xFiacre (4281)
• Ireland
25 May 16
@judyev I will never tire of trees. That is one very special specimen there. My favourite tree is the Jacaranda.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 May 16
Jacarandas are certainly lovely. Do they grown in Ireland? Not sure if they are frost susceptible or not.
@xFiacre (4281)
• Ireland
25 May 16
@JudyEv No, no jacarands here. Childhood memory from Malawi and more recently saw them in Portugal.
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@dianadee (1729)
• South Africa
24 May 16
Love those beautiful colours. Amazing photography and l also love the reflection
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
It almost looks unreal doesn' it as it is so bright.
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@dianadee (1729)
• South Africa
24 May 16
@JudyEv It does! Just almost too perfect to be real, especially the colours.
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• United States
24 May 16
That is a really beautiful tree, I love the bright red color and how it reflects off the water. Great picture.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
I'm glad you like the photo. I thought it was stunning.
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• United States
24 May 16
@JudyEv It is..
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@PainsOnSlate (20083)
• Canada
23 May 16
Love the photo. Looks like our maples in the fall but so much more interesting on the edge of a pond.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
It is just SO red. You couldn't get any redder, could you? :)
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• Canada
25 May 16
@JudyEv It is gorgeous!
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@Shiva49 (12087)
• Singapore
23 May 16
Every day I keep wondering about nature and its variety to the extent I take them for granted! Every turn brings something special for me. I recall my visit to Blue Mountain and saw trees centuries old and patted few for standing the test of time! Alas, I can only see this as just a tree but so colorful - takes my breath away. Your words complement your husband's inimitable photo - siva
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
Thank you for your kind words. I think photos of the natural wonders of the world surpass all others.
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@Shiva49 (12087)
• Singapore
24 May 16
@JudyEv I agree, pity we do not have photos of earlier times but the drawings made up for it right from cave paintings - siva
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
21 May 16
that is a bright and lovey tree!
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 May 16
It is, isn't it? And it is nice standing on its own little island.
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• Centralia, Missouri
23 May 16
@JudyEv It's a fire dryad!
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@allen0187 (32597)
• Philippines
21 May 16
That is one lovely tree. Love how the colors blend and at the same time, stand out in the photo!
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 May 16
Mother Nature knows how to paint a picture doesn't she?
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@allen0187 (32597)
• Philippines
24 May 16
@JudyEv indeed!
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@Marcyaz (35751)
• United States
20 May 16
That is really pretty the color of red and so big. How strange your internet went to like that and mine was out also. Okahy have a good time until Monday and let us know how it has gone with you.
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@JudyEv (118964)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 May 16
It seems fine again now but I wasn't able to do as much as I wanted to before it crashed.
@Marcyaz (35751)
• United States
23 May 16
@JudyEv It seems like it goes like that but it does happen now and again.
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