Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

First Trip to Myakka This Season 2


December 25, 2016

Mystery solved: These are pop ash trees (Fraxinus caroliniana), says biologist husband David.

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4 responses

  1. WOW! This is gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

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    December 25, 2016 at 9:21 AM

    • Thank you, Ken! Merry Christmas to you! Now that I’ve seen photographs (online) of these trees in leaf, I’m even gladder that I caught them leafless. Also, what I saw online was a single tree, not a grove. When they’re in groves, apparently, is when they get such funky skeletons.

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      December 25, 2016 at 10:14 AM

  2. I concur – love these dancers that could be under water! Pop ash – I’ve heard of it, I think, maybe because I used to live in NC.

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    December 26, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    • Thanks, Lynn. They do look like dancers. I have a photo of some of these trees I took elsewhere at the Myakka River State Park that look even moreso. It’s here somewhere on the blog, but probably from years and years ago.

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      December 26, 2016 at 9:56 PM

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