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.
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Dec 17, 2015 6:23 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
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this photo captured one of my votes
It looks like a very large specimen?
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Dec 17, 2015 7:02 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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All green and gold! A situation where you hope the gold hangs around longer than it might.
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Dec 17, 2015 7:33 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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It's beautiful! Great shot J.
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Dec 17, 2015 8:43 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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That is a great shot ... love the colors!!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Dec 18, 2015 3:02 AM CST
central Illinois
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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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Dec 18, 2015 5:34 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
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
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Dec 18, 2015 8:18 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Love that story and Plato is a really handsome husky!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Dec 18, 2015 9:42 AM CST
central Illinois
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Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2017
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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Dec 21, 2015 2:20 AM CST
central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 2
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2017
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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Dec 21, 2015 8:18 AM CST
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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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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Dec 21, 2015 9:53 AM CST
central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 2
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2017
Thanks Lisa
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