Friday, July 16, 2010

Cottonwoods

J5 loves cottonwood trees. He knows the leaves and the seed carriers. He points them out whenever he sees one. If there's a leaf on the ground, he'll pick it up and look up to see where the cottonwood is.

A few weeks ago now, Dan and I went out on a little date. We had some dinner and walked around a park by the lake. These huge cottonwoods are down by the lake shore near the marina and I knew I had to get a picture for J5!

Unfortunately, the only camera I has was my cell phone so here it is...

Are these crazy big trees...or what? I'm planning on taking the kids over there to see them and maybe do a Handbook of Nature Study on cottonwoods. I wonder what the ones looked like that everyone talks about in all those Laura Ingalls Wilder books...do they grow them this big on the banks of the creeks out there in the prairie?

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2 comments:

Tracey said...

Those are beautiful and BIG trees. I almost did not see you there.

mimilovesall8 said...

I absolutely love the tree in the picture! I am a huge tree lover myself!!!
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