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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Arizona sycamores~Nature Notes~040412

In my previous post, I talked about Montezuma's Castle, which is in central Arizona, near Camp Verde.  But, before we even saw the ruins, I was amazed by the Arizona sycamores which stretched their naked, stark branches toward the blue sky.  Wow!  How beautiful they were, even in winter! The whole area around Montezuma's Castle (see previous post) was surrounded by these amazing trees.  And, they lined the banks of the Beaver River, which flowed not far from the ruins.  I was so amazed by them I nearly forgot to look up and see the ruins!  Nature Notes for April 4, 2012.  To visit Nature Notes, please go to:  http://ramblingwoods.com/


Gaelyn said...

I really like the patterns on the bark of the sycamores.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Those trees are beautiful when bare.

Teresa said...

They are gorgeous. I love their stark beauty!

Rambling Woods said...

They really are beautiful even in the stark contrast to the blue sky. It almost looks like there is a nest in one..but maybe that is a shadow. Hope all is well with you Cheryl Ann... Michelle

Libby said...

They have them in Ohio too. There is a hollow one up on my blog right now. But, you are right - they are always by the water. The closer the better. They must be very thirsty. You got some great photos of them!! Love that white bark :)