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Christmas Balls

Just a break from one walk to put an entry in for Theme13.

Walking through Vines Park in Droitwich on Boxing day, saw these on a tree. If you know what tree this is please tell me
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Christmas Balls

Just a break from one walk to put an entry in for Theme13.

Walking through Vines Park in Droitwich on Boxing day, saw these on a tree. If you know what tree this is please tell me
.

comments (17)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 28 Dec 2007, 00:35
So that's where the Christmas ornaments came from! Now it all makes sense smile Nice shot!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Martin. Glad I've finally done something that makes sense grin
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • 28 Dec 2007, 04:42
I believe they are sycamore trees. I posted a shot on my other photoblog, Albuquerque Daily Photo, and someone left me a comment that they were sycamore trees! http://albuquerquedailyphoto.com/?p=275#comments
Bill Phillips: Looks the same to me Helen. Thank You.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 28 Dec 2007, 05:54
This is a nice crisp shot, love the blue sky, fot this tree it is Christmas everyday.
Bill Phillips: Whatever we do nature can do better!
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 28 Dec 2007, 06:59
Lovely shot Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Aussie
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Dec 2007, 07:24
Great decorations Bill!!tongue
No idea but love the shotsmile
Bill Phillips: Seems the are Sycamore, also known as itchy balls apparently (so Helen says)
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 28 Dec 2007, 07:49
I love this shot Bill. It's so clean and crisp. Great find!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Scarlet. It was lovely weather on boxing day but it's horrible today.
Nice and crisp shot Bill. I like the title
Bill Phillips: Thank you Richard.
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 28 Dec 2007, 08:45
a warm natural glow despite the prickly surface beats made in china glitter hands down.
Bill Phillips: Absolutely. You can't beat nature.
Do they get hairyer with age?
Bill Phillips: I didn't like to ask.
Love it, Bill. I can see exactly why these would catch your eye, and inspire you to put them in as your entry. Natural Christmas decorations - brilliant! (:o)
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ros. Actually they remind me a bit of those chocolates they always used to adverise at Christmas. Ferraro Rocher or something like that grin
Nice shot of interesting balls with a brilliant blue sky.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Mary.
no idea on the tree Bill but its made for a lovely photo, like your compositionsmile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Tim...it appears it is a sycamore!
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Dec 2007, 17:40
Don't know what these are - we have a sycamore tree in our garden and it's never had these hanging from it. Sycamores usually have those little helicopter wing thingies! Nice balls anyway Bill!
Ingrid
Bill Phillips: I'm only going by what Helen said. Anyway I'm glad you like my balls....so to speak grin
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 29 Dec 2007, 21:03
cool, you made it into theme13
nice use of light and shade
Bill Phillips: Thanks Doc! Looks like we both did!
  • Dave Wilkins
  • Ireland
  • 29 Dec 2007, 22:00
I think these might be Beech trees? Sycamores produce "helicopters" as seed don't they? I try and pick up seeds every year and try grow them, and if they contain pyramid shaped seed they're worth harvesting and sticking in a pot. They make lovely seedlings.
Bill Phillips: You are right that it isn't sycamore but I'm not sure it is beech either!
Nicely done Bill !
Bill Phillips: Thank you Zeb!
Sure can!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platanus
Had a little obsession with their ornaments also, but never this lovely a shot.
It's an endangered species in many parts of the globe.

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