Friday, November 2, 2012
Nature's Beauty-November 2, 2012
Above the spindle tree photo, you see the bark of a sycamore tree. I like to call it "nature's camo" as I think that is what the pattern looks like. In the trees up to about a foot or so in diameter, the pattern is pretty striking. When the trees get huge and old, they don't have that particular characteristic any more. While driving, I saw a number of them growing where the whole tree was camo colored all the way up. No photos of them tho. I took this close up photo on a street along a sidewalk in Gaithersburg, Maryland. So.....even travels in more urban areas can give you unexpected surprises.
Now, home again.......and back to my usual routines. Vacations are always fun but the work is still waiting when you get home. :)