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Thursday Tree Love: Cypress Trees

Walking along the creek, my husband and I saw several cypress trees.  Their feathery leaves remind me of wild bushy hair, and their trunks flare at the bottom like skirts.

cypress w feathery leaves


I suspect these are “bald cypress” who like to live near water and sometimes even in swamps. Their knobby knees, which are actually roots, grow up out of the water.

cypress with knobs


As I lingered to take pictures, David walked a little ahead of me.

creek with cypress

More cypress trees on the right


He spied something dark near the creek bank and beckoned me to come see:


turtle w mud and algae


The turtle dressed in algae wanted privacy, so we didn’t stay long.

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