Maybe after feasting at your tables and giving thanks, maybe some of you took a walk to be thankful for nature. I try to be thankful every day. Now to continue on with the discoveries from the Nov. 22th outing.

We continued along the fire line. Besides the horse trails, it makes for an easy path. A Basal St Andrew’s-Cross (Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule) bloom was withering away.

On the banks of the ravine among the mosses were peg lichens (Cladonia subcariosa)! We found many more patches along way.

A Post Oak was chalked full of sapsucker holes. In fact, the holes extended far up into the tree’s trunk and larger branches!

Additionally, the holes seemed spaced closer together than usual.

A small spider found shelter under a leaf!

Straying off the fire line. We ventured over to look up at the willows!

Three colorful cottonwood leaves stood out over the elm leaves!

Yes, I meant to slant this photo. First so you could better see the heart shaped grapevine. Second, your brain can not see this angle live except in a still photo. Try it.

Tilt your head and the scene will always be horizonal like this. Crazy, eh! 🙂

How the Formerly Ubiquitous Pumpkin Became a Thanksgiving Treat

World’s heaviest flying bird uses plants to self-medicate, scientists say

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


    1. This tree was as old as any around it. And it looked like the tree had healed many times. And in my observations I would say no. If you search that question, it brings you up to many arborist sites; of course they have solutions to stop the sapsuckers and warnings. But I think nature simply does what it does best. 🙂 Additionally, trees here at the house have not died from the sapsuckers and I so enjoy watching them!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *