Bare Naked Trees

Even though I’d rather have the leaves on the trees, I really appreciate looking at the forms of various trees this time of year. Here’s the Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) in my backyard:
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And here’s a little more snow on my deck from yesterday morning: 03Nov2006-001

Not enough to get the skis or snow shoes out yet, but I’m sure that will be soon. Winter seems to be knocking on the door a little early this year.