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Friday, July 29, 2011

Mid-Winter Signs No 5: Mistletoe


Near my house is a very large Pecan-Nut Tree. When it looses all its leaves in the dead of winter the large number of parasitic Mistletoe plants that live amongst its branches is revealed.
I also didn't realise until I 'developed' this snap that the sunset gave an effect of the tree being on fire.
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11 comments:

  1. very cool, it DOES look like it's on fire!

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  2. I agree with you and Tanya, it does look like it is on fire... too bad you can't harvest some mistletoe for Christmas! ;-)

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  3. Stunning! You're right that the tree looks as if it were on fire. I've never seen mistletoe in its natural environment. Makes me wonder how they harvest it. :)

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  4. I thought you were trying to rid the tree of the mistletoe. Now they are trying to tell us that mistletoe is good biology. My take is that it is noxious, spreads and can consume forests.

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  5. Beautiful photo! So nice to think of Winter while it is in the middle 90s here, thank you!

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  6. Fantastic capture, Mark! Love the mistletoe! And the blackened tree silhouetted against the beautiful sky is breathtaking! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  7. mmm, nothing like a toasted pecan nut :)

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  8. good serendipity finding the flaming sunset

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  9. I'm trying to figure out whether the mistletoe in my trees is a good or bad thing. Though I have read that if you chop them off it doesn't work because they grow back. Just look after the land around them and the trees will look after themselves.

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