Watching the Sky, Woodchuck in a Tree, & More

It’s getting to that time of year again where when I leave for work the sun is just rising, and there have been some gorgeous sunrises this week.

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There’s also been some intense cloud action on the way home.

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Last night we walked in Mt. Hope Cemetery (in between the rain) and saw a woodchuck hanging out in a tree. We couldn’t believe our eyes, so I took some pics.

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I’ve never seen a woodchuck in a tree. What’s the deal with this?

The hyrangea shrubs were beautiful – starting to turn pink.

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We saw a couple of owl boxes.

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And a tree with interesting burls.

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Sassafras saplings just waiting for a hole in the canopy.

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Cicada exoskeletons were stuck to various places:

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Some of the trees are acting stressed this year, including horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum).

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jayne
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 06:51:58

    What the heck do you suppose he was up there in tree for? How funny! Beautiful sunrises and hydrangeas Pam. Good to see you back!

    Reply

  2. Lynne at Hasty Brook
    Sep 01, 2009 @ 14:49:39

    Did you know I was longing for one of your tree posts? 🙂
    I’ve never seen a woodchuck in a tree.

    Reply

  3. Pam
    Sep 01, 2009 @ 19:44:46

    Jayne – I asked one of my friends and he said this is normal. Go figure!

    Lynne – No, but I know a tree post was long overdue! If everything goes as planned, I’ll have some photos from next Monday, too! I can’t wait!

    Reply

  4. Sandy
    Sep 22, 2009 @ 16:54:53

    My mom used to watch a woodchuck climb the apple tree in her yard to get apples.
    I am jealous, since I have been looking for a sassafras tree for a long time!

    Reply

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