August Challenge #10

Silvery Russian Olive

Russian Olive still at the shrub phase


Redbud @ former residence  🙁

Crimson Maple — beautiful bright red in the fall

Wild Cherry

Northern Red Oak — Maple on the right

Oak Leaves

Sumac in the foreground

Unidentified Evergreen

Close up of needles — a cultivar of Scotch Pine or Fir?

Blurry photo of needle arrangement

Any ideas of what it is?


Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

3 response to "August Challenge #10"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: August 24, 2019

    Rich, you must have moved to a new state, because I see little or no corn in those photos. 😉

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: August 25, 2019

    August Challenge 10!! You’ve been busy! That’s a great collection of trees. The evergreen looks more like pine than fir to me, but Scott and Nancy come from the land of evergreens so they should know better. I remember learning to ID the various trees at various altitudes in CO and was taught the saying, “firs are friendly, spruces are spikey”. You could tell the spruces from the firs by feel – though the pines are a whole other story!

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 25, 2019

    No eucalyptus yet. Maybe snow gums might work in Illinios.

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