Filbert Tree

71. Curly

71. Curly

You’d think maybe this Filbert Tree has just had enough. It’s a new tree, just planted last spring. And it’s still hanging on to last year’s leaves after surviving an onslaught of Japanese beetles last summer. Today it is windy, and snowy, and cold, and you’d think maybe this tree decided to just curl up and call it quits?

But no–this is how a Filbert always looks. Like someone just took a curling iron to all of its branches. So there it is. A very curly tree!


13 Responses to “Filbert Tree”

  1. 1 Danudin
    February 18, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Who’da thunk I would find a tree this misshapen fascinating, but I do, kindred spirits I guess, Thank You.

  2. February 18, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    That is a curly tree! I have never seen one; just look at the snow clinging to the tiniest branches…

  3. 3 Sunny
    February 18, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    What a beautiful image, and kind of forlorn, like the tree is curled up against the cold. (I know that feeling!) It is lovely.

    Isn’t it summer YET?

  4. 4 tmcchesney
    February 18, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Never thought of a tree being curly, but you have found one! Neat and beautiful picture!

  5. 5 Karen S.
    February 18, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Amazing what we’re all finding just because we opened our eyes and looked around – love the curly tree shot. I’m a sucker for snow on branches – just makes winter so magical.

  6. February 18, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Very cool tree. Nice picture, I like it!

  7. February 18, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Great take on the theme! It’s made even curlier by the light dusting of snow….just beautiful!

  8. 8 Mary Lou
    February 18, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Very interesting tree. Great shot.

  9. February 18, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Fascinating patterns. I like the simplicity of color as well.

  10. February 18, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Great shot of the contorted filbert, the snow does add to it’s curliness,(sp?)

  11. February 20, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love visiting your blog (did I say that already?)!

    I’ve never seen a filbert tree – does it produce filbert nuts?

  12. 12 Gandalf
    February 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Filbert the Tree – great image and composition.

  13. 13 witchyborder
    March 4, 2009 at 7:58 am

    What a nice tree of a variety I have never heard before. Great shot.

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