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Thumb of 2015-11-16/jmorth/51d9f9@jmorth submitted this image in the Trees and Shrubs category of the The 2015 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

jmorth added a caption:Ivy enveloped maple tree.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Dec 17, 2015 6:23 PM CST
this photo captured one of my votes
It looks like a very large specimen?
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Dec 17, 2015 7:02 PM CST
All green and gold! A situation where you hope the gold hangs around longer than it might.
Donald
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 17, 2015 7:33 PM CST
It's beautiful! Great shot J.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Dec 17, 2015 8:43 PM CST
That is a great shot ... love the colors!!
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jmorth
Dec 18, 2015 3:02 AM CST
That maple tree is a large specimen, and it's old.

I discovered that tree while Plato and I roamed the neighborhood one afternoon. On another walk. the homeowner was in her yard and I inquired about the tree. She related the trees in question were older than she was because she remembers looking out her school's window and seeing them (school once stood where this could be accomplished; long since replaced by the town elsewhere). Anyway, she grew up, had a family and they built their 'lovenest' on the property where those trees lived. She said she was in her 70's.

Thanks for the complements.

Plato, referred to above is our dog, a Siberian Husky.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 18, 2015 5:34 AM CST
What a great story.
Lovey dubby Plato.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 18, 2015 8:18 AM CST
Love that story and Plato is a really handsome husky!
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Dec 18, 2015 9:42 AM CST
Thanks for the acorn Cinda!
I'm glad the pic evoked some appreciative inquiry (and the acorn)...
Plato also extends his apprecition.
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Dec 21, 2015 2:20 AM CST
Here's a view of the maple when Plato and I first discovered it, back in the early spring before it leafed out.
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Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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Lilydaydreamer
Dec 21, 2015 8:18 AM CST
What a fantastic shot! The colors are vivid and work well together. Even the roofline at the bottom helps frame the shot. I tip my hat to you.
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Dec 21, 2015 9:53 AM CST
Thanks Lisa
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