365/Day 54

Strength and Longevity This Rosewood tree (or Tipuana Tipu) is about seventy-five years old, according to tree experts. It’s in our backyard and today it got a thorough trimming in preparation for the spring and summer months. Come May and June, it will be full of tiny yellow flowers that make a real mess when they fall. By July they’ll be gone, and we’ll get to enjoy the tree’s wonderful shade during the hot days of summer. Without the excess branches we can see its massive trunk dwarfing everything around it, including our house…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Found in Nature

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” (Alice Walker)

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This tree is a Tipuana Tipu, also known as Rosewood. Tipuanas are originally from South America, but very common in Southern California. This one happens to be in my backyard.

This entry is part of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.