Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Feline elf

 Julius gave me a hand, er, paw, wrapping Christmas presents the other day...


 As you can see, he was absolutely no help!



Kitties do love bags!

I think he heard reindeer on the roof!
And now for something completely different. Anyone know what kind of tree/shrub this is? They are thorny and have sprung up along the drain (creek) that runs through out property. I thought they were hawthorn but I think I am confusing them with the ones that have bigger thorns.


Maybe the pea-pod things will help with I.D. And there are little thorns all over these!

I got all my Christmas cards and gifts mailed out yesterday. If any of them actually arrive before Christmas, it'll be a miracle...


11 comments:

  1. Buckthorn possibly?

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  2. Nope, not buckthorn. Is it a wild catulpa perhaps - although the pods are rather short??

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  3. Ahh you've go to love Julius. I am sure he was helping in his own special way!

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  4. Those photos of Julius really capture his personality. Very cute.

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  5. Honey locust, perhaps? We have honey locusts in this region, and they're covered with infernal-looking clusters of thorns.

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  6. Julius probably thinks he is pretty enough to be a present himself. Who needs wrapping when you are that fuzzy and cute?

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  7. He has such a wrap-around personality!

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  8. Rocky helps in the exact same way!

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  9. Will Julius work for cookies? I have presents to wrap and I need help!

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  10. Probably a black locust. Possibly a honey locust. When it gets larger it will be easier to tell the difference between them, but the size of the pod looks more like a mature black locust.

    Either way, it seems to be pushing its range and becoming naturalized well beyond its previous range.

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  11. Okay, my forester friend identified it as black locust!

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