This part of
covered by mixed deciduous and conifer woods.
Just the way I like it. Michigan
And this time of year is very good for looking at tree trunks and branches. Most leaves are barely beginning to bud out so you can still see the skeleton of the trees very clearly.
On my morning walks with Toby, I often stroll along
St. And the
trees along this walk got me thinking of weaving. Let me
show you a few.
Warp. Red pines are native to
I don’t know the details of the history of lumber in this State, but I
think most of the State was “de-tree’d” in the late 1800s. The State then planted acres and acres of red
pines. The red pines in this picture
look like such State-planted trees. I do
love red pines; they look very confident.
And very vertical. Michigan
Weft. There is this one branch on this one tree that extends horizontally for what seems a mechanically impossible length. Why doesn’t this branch just break? I don’t know.
Weaving. These are not all good pictures, but you get the idea.
I love trees.