Johnsons Woods

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  1. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    100_2608.JPG we went for a walk today. nothing special, just a walk at a park. took a bunch of photos for all to see what it is like here right now. changing from Summer to Fall.

    This is called a "burl". a knot of growth protruding from the trunk.
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    Greenbriar. nasty weed. first time I have seen it there. if you look closely at the stem you can see the terrible thorns that you can impale in your skin.
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    leaves of three... let it be. poison ivy
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    two trees twisting around each other as they grow.
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    a bit of wildlife. the only one I could snap a photo of.
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    the oak leaves are very small this year. this is about 1/2 of normal. 100_2627.JPG

    one lone red leaf.
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    not much color going on yet... maybe not much more as dry as this year was. this isn't exciting and vibrant in color but a very relaxing and soothing walk through nature... except in the back of my mind I keep thinking if you are right with God it is the place to walk... you never know when the next huge dead or alive tree will topple right over on the walk way. I never thought to take a picture of all the toppled trees that are cut off of the walkway in here.
     
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  3. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Looks like a lovely place for a walk! I think (my dog) Sargent would think so too :)
     
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    Good photos of a lovely park! We have greenbriar, and you are right, it is a painful plant.

    That burl would make a lovely bowl in the hands of a skilled wood turner. I have a burl bowl that my grandmother had, and I use it often.
     
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    I enjoyed seeing your park. Such pretty colors and the photography is great! Makes me want to take a walk in our area.
     



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    carolyn Strong Ash

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    Netty, actually he would as long as he stays on the boardwalk. they frown upon leaving the path.
    thanks Jane, I was going to mention burlwood furniture and forgot. pop us up a photo of your bowl. I don't have any bowls or furniture, but have seen somethings made from them.
    2ofus... go get out and take a walk.
    I will try to do this again at a different park. nothing fancy, just a quiet walk in the woods.
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Carolyn, considering how hard and long you work, it is so heartening to hear you can take time to walk in the woods, and such pretty woods! Enjoy your autumn, colorful or not.
     
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    Very nice photos. Glad you had a nice day....
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    This is a really good foto spread. That chipmunk shot is such a good one. I would really enjoy walking there.
     

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