Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cottonwood Moment

One of my favorite trees in Kansas is the Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides).  I'm lucky enough to have several in the yard:  a couple small ones in the front yard and several large ones behind the house, in the draw.

Two mornings ago, as dark clouds were moving in from the west, I happened to look out the kitchen window and notice that one of the cottonwoods was highlighted against the dark sky by sunlight shining on it from the east.  At first I tried to take pictures from the ground floor, but the trees in the backyard blocked my view pretty thoroughly, so I ran upstairs and captured this dramatic photo.  By the time I'd come back downstairs again, the sunlight had softened and the dramatic lighting was gone.  It only took a moment....

1 comment:

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Hello. Here's a reply to your comment on my blog in case you don't make it back to the post. Have a great weekend!

~Gaia Gardener
I use a lot of soaker hoses and the aqua cones when plants are big. Watering the roots is best. For those, a garden hose and a bucket work fine. I use the sprinkling can as you noted on seeded areas or little sprouts mostly in the spring. You can do that with a spray nozzle on a garden hose fine, but I try to use my rain barrel water before I turn on a faucet. I either fill a sprinkling can or a bucket by the rain barrels depending on what's thirsty.