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Becky B’s #TreeSquares: Prescott Conifers

I can’t wait to see what your first #TreeSquare will be. To join us create your square post and include a pingback to any of my daily square posts in July. Don’t forget to also use the theme’s tag – TreeSquare

Becky B.
  • Trees can be centre square or hidden in the background
  • You could focus on one tree and share a different part of the same tree or its shadow each day
  • Alternatively start with one tree and then increase the number of trees in your squares day by day until your final square with thirty one trees
  • Or if you have lots of tree photographs why not attempt to square a different species every day
  • It is totally up to you how you include trees in your July squares. In fact you can even ignore Lincoln’s quote and share fake trees!

In this month’s square’s challenge I will start at home and spiral farther and farther from home to share different tree species in my travels. All of these posts will work for both Becky B’s Squares and Cee’s Flower of the Day, #FOTD

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Prescott Walk #12 E Blooming Hills Drive Conifers

When I taught fourth grade, I took a professional development class to identify trees by their leaves. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep the text book when I moved and the details are gone. I remember that pine needles are pointed. cedar is flat. The leaves below are pointy-flat. I’m guessing they are white spruce.

Other evergreens include:

  • Fir
  • Spruce
  • Cypress
  • Juniper

A friend of mine told me that used to take the sap from pine trees and chew it like gum. I didn’t try it.

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  1. Oh my – Marsha may ban me for this but I just realized I have three other favorite posts about trees. All three are told from the viewpoint of a very young and rowdy boy. You must love to laugh to read these stories – these actually happened. These stories are from my Dime of Time (10 minutes or less) collection. If you are not yet a parent, please understand that not all young boys are so inclined to die this young. We were just bad examples for while.

    3) A rowdy game of tree tag:
    https://garyawilsonstories.wordpress.com/the-tree-tag-adventure/

    4) A more rowdy game of 3-deminsional kick fighting:
    https://garyawilsonstories.wordpress.com/the-eucalyptus-sprouts-adventure/

    5) One more trip up a Eucalyptus tree but with a chain saw this time:
    https://garyawilsonstories.wordpress.com/the-treetop-adventure/

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    • You were not only an active boy, you are a prolific writer. I’m going to save these for another day, but I will come back and see what a naughty boy you used to be. 🙂

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  2. Hi all. I think Marsha had me in mind when this idea was brought forth. I’m a tree lover, but to be brief, I have two tree-related posts you might enjoy.

    1) is my Coffee Share for this week where our backyard plum tree has experienced something of a mis-adventure. It’s very short but may leave you wishing you had a nice ripe plum in hand.
    https://garyawilsonstories.wordpress.com/coffee-share-210702-branch-down/

    2) I wanted to use a certain tree as part of the backdrop to a character’s history in a longer story I posted earlier this year. It’s about an hour long read, but will introduce to some interesting characters and the US Pacific Northwest Silver Fir. If interested in a story of redemption and a memorable read, I offer you my novelette length, Ayem Notthymn: The Second Door,
    https://garyawilsonstories.wordpress.com/ayem-notthymn-the-second-door/
    I had planned a trip to central Oregon to do background research and collect some photos for this story only to be beaten back into the house by covid-19. . .
    Maybe later this year.

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    • I used to get paid to take hapless folks to central Oregon to buy shares in property, or some such thing. I earned $25 for everyone I carted over there to listen to the sales pitch. When I ran out of gas on the freeway on the way home with one of them, I decided it was not my cup of tea. 🙂

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  3. Hi Marsha, I also think that leaves are very interesting. I used to enjoy making leaf rubs with pencils and a paper over the leaf. Leaves are so amazing with their different colours, shapes and sizes and how plants make their own food is also quite a miracle.

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  4. For some reason, Marsha, your last photo reminds me of an underwater scene… and I’m expecting to see a tiny seahorse hooked onto one of the leaves. It doesn’t take much to fire my imagination!
    Nice photos! 🙂

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