These pictures and their accompanying text are taken from a beautiful old book on tree identification written by R. ST. Barbe Baker, the self-styled founder of the wonderfully-named The Men of the Trees, an organisation I know nothing about, but wish I had belonged to. The book came out in the 1940s, so all of it is now copyright free. I post this material for those of you who are of a Crafty persuasion (you know who you are;) and anyone else who is interested and would find the information…
A Visit to Nashville
Last weekend Jeremy and I took a quick trip to Nashville. We left the kids at home with Maca so it was a great mini vacation. We took overnight Mega buses there and back which was perfect except for one young man who needed convincing that, despite how expensive his headphones were, or how amazing his jams may be, nobody else wants to hear them at 2am. I may have not handle that situation in the most graceful manner. We got to Nashville Friday morning and after cleaning up a bit we went to…
Cicely Barker's Fairy Print - "THE POPLAR FAIRY" - Children's Lithogrpah - c1935
Cute lithograph Children's Print from Cicely Mary Barker's "FLOWER FAIRIES" published in about 1935 in London by Blackie & Son. The print's image is about 4 1/4" x 3" on a page that is 5 1/4" x 4 ". It is blank on verso. BUY 5 or MORE PRINTS or MAPS AND WORLDWIDE SHIPPING IS FREE !
Lombardy Poplar Tree | Windbreak Tree
The Lombardy Poplar Tree is a fast growing, columnar shaped tree, able to reach heights of 40 to 70 feet tall, with a spread of 10 to 20 feet. It is best known as a windbreak tree, which features bright green leaves that turn into a beautiful golden-yellow color in the Fall. Lombardy Poplar can handle cold and dry interior climates well.
LoveToKnow: Advice you can trust
The Poplar trees form one of the exceptions to the rule that roots do not produce leaves or leafy shoots. This characteristic is most obvious when a Poplar tree has been felled and a small forest of suckers springs up, often at a distance of many yards from the parent tree.
Sky apertures and trees
Free online book showing how to make beautiful landscape paintings and drawings, featuring trees. By the artist Rex Vicat Cole from his book - The Artistic anatomy of trees
Oracle of the Week : White Poplar -
Green Man Wisdom: Animation is the pulse of life. This is one of those trees that I have probably seen around, but never noticed. Having read the book, I probably have done exactly that: walked past and never noticed it. It is one of the three trees associated with the Maid (Aspen) Mother (White Poplar) […]
White Poplar - Populus Alba
POPULUS ALBA – White Poplar Characteristics White poplar is a conspicuous tree with its very white woolly underside to its leaves which show when moved in a light breeze. It is also called ‘Abele’ which simply means white. Like most poplars it is very fast growing and used as a boundary tree. It is also very salt tolerant and hence often planted in seaside locations. This large tree is well…