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Sky Watch up a tree

bare maple
My neighbor’s tall maple tree left an avalanche of leaves in our driveway a month ago.

berry tree
This pretty bare tree with red berries is around the corner from my home. I’ve seen others like it here in Highland Park. (Ideas were: crab apple or American Ash; no, it’s been identified as a hawthorn! More pics coming soon.)

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Ilana-Davita says

Both shots are beautiful. I am sorry I can't help you identify the tree which bears berries.

Ms Hays says

I don't know what kind of tree it is, but I love to decorate for Christmas w/ red berries - they're just so pretty!

Pretty Life Online says

Nature is truly beautiful! Happy weekend! Hope you get time to visit my corner too...

Photo Cache says

Both are pretty. I like skywatching through trees too especially during the autumn and winter months.

East Gwillimbury WOW! says

Ha! I believe the top tree dropped a few leaves! The tree with red berries is lovely against the sky.

Catherine says

What a wonderful "Berries" frame you get against that blue Sky.
Love the colors on this one, that's exactly what I need at this period of the year.

Michelle says

Pretty blue sky and berries..Someone will know what the tree is..

Raven says

Both nice shots, but I live the red berries against the blue sky. Wish I could tell you what they are, but alas, I can't.

Carletta says

Both lovely shots Leora; but that last one with the red berries against a brillant blue sky is certainly gorgeous!
I'll have to come back to see if someone knows what kind of tree it is.

Bestemor Aud says

Nice pictures - liked the no two best, with the red berries against the very blue sky. But I am also fascinated by old, big trees against the sky!
Look forward to your Dead Sea pictures!
Have a fine week-end!

Sylvia Kirkwood says

Beautiful photos, wish I could help identify the tree! Lovely sky! Thanks for sharing!

Robert V Sobczak says

The funny thing about the first photo is that it would be all green just a couple months back, and wouldn't even qualify for skywatch. The second photo is really well done, sort of a gateway into the holidays.

Guy Dauphinais says

Well done, I love blue skies and you've capture it well.

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Grammy says

Happy sky watch Friday
Love your beautiful photos.

Fishing Guy says

Leora: I love that second shot with the berries. That is a keeper for certain.
BTW: We have had a roller coaster ride through our Fall/Winter weather.

2sweetnsaxy says

I always think photos of trees look so great when you've got that wonderful blue sky all around and through them. Nice shots.

In response to you comment, I'd love to get on that little strip in that photo too. I just haven't figured out a way to do it without getting wet and it's a no swimming area... not that I can swim anyway. :-D

Anne-Berit says

Wonderful shots.Love the colours!

Olga says

Beautiful combination of red berries and the blue sky!

magiceye says

lovely compositions... the trees and the berries add to the character..

Melissa's Cozy Teacup says

Great shots, thanks for stopping by!

Amy says

Hi Leora - thanks so much for stopping by my blog :) Lovely photos! There's nothing like big, mature trees. The red berries against the blue sky are beautiful.

ReaderWil says

Lovely photos! The berry photo is especially lovely.

babooshka says

The berries always make beautiful shots on a crisp winter's day.

Gretchen says

Great shots!

spiCes says

oh,i love those berries!

Arija says

Oh so beautifu.! the branches and berries against the sky, just lovely.

naturegirl says

I am giggling because nobody so far can give you the name of the red berries that we all comment on that look wonderful against a blue sky!!
Google where are you!! LOL

Leora says

naturegirl, I put someone local on the task to find out for me. Let's give her a few days. Of her guesses, I am guessing "crab apple." Glad you are still interested.


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