Tag Archives: #TreeSquare

#TreeSquare: Fruits

Peach. Hamilton, Missouri. July 16, 2021.

There are fruits of trees that you might eat.

Apple. Ankeny, Iowa. July 19, 2021.
Black Walnut. Iowa Arboretum, Madrid, Iowa. July 2021.

And fruits of trees that are not for human consumption.

Bald Cypress. Iowa Arboretum, Madrid, Iowa. July 20, 2021.
Pinecones Old and New. Iowa Arboretum, Madrid, Iowa. July 20, 2021.

Posted in response to Becky’s July #TreeSquare Challenge.

TreeSquare: At Big Creek State Park


The primary requirement for Becky’s July #TreeSquare challenge is that the picture be square; a secondary rule is that the photo contains a tree or a part of a tree or the shadow of a tree or even the hint of fake tree. So today I’m sharing three pictures – two with trees in the background and one that is all about the trees. All were taken June 18, 2021 at Iowa’s Big Creek State Park.


I’m guessing – and I could be wrong – that the tree stumps in this third photograph are what remain of trees destroyed by the derecho that swept through the state a year ago.


TreeSquare: Along the Path

Woodland Reserve Bike Path, Ankeny, Iowa. June 20, 2021

Decided to share a picture of the bike path in my neighborhood since it’s similar to the the picture Becky posted today as part of her July TreeSquare Challenge.

And just because I took it along the same path on the same day, here’s a picture looking up.

Looking Up, Woodland Reserve Bike Path. June 20, 2021.

TreeSquare: East Boulder River

East Boulder River, Montana

While spending time with my parents in Montana in May 2021, we took a day trip to visit friends who retired to the family homestead south of Big Timber. Their place is not far from where the East Boulder joins the Boulder River south of McLeod, Montana. What? You’ve never heard of McLeod? I hadn’t either.

The view includes part of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. Looking south from the lower pasture, Boone Mountain (or Boone Peak, elevation 8944 feet) is the near mountain behind the willow trees. Morning Star Peak (elevation 9255 feet) is further away on the right. Enos Mountain is off to the left.

Willow Trees

Since their property is on both sides of East Boulder River, a bridge is required. There is a road so you don’t have to walk across the bridge. But where’s the fun in that?

Suspension Bridge over the East Boulder River

Need a seat?

Tree Stump Chair

I chose pictures with trees and cropped them square just to share for Becky’s July #TreeSquare challenge.

CMMC: July Close-Up or Macro

Magnolia, Reiman Gardens, April 13, 2021.

It’s a close-up week for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge and I’ve decided to share three photos I took back in April.

Magnolia, Reiman Gardens, April 18, 2021.

My goal had been to go to Reiman Gardens every Friday to watch spring spring forth. The weather didn’t cooperate one week (I avoid going out in rain when there’s lightening) and it seems like other things got in the way on Fridays, but I did manage to get there about once a week.

Magnolia, Reiman Gardens, April 26, 2021.

Since all three pictures are of flowers from magnolia trees and could be cropped square, I’m including them in the Becky’s July #TreeSquare challenge as well.