Thursday, July 10, 2014

An Enduring Tree

I have shown you this large tree before, during the winter. It stands along the Rideau Canal on the east side of the Glebe.


I was passing by in mid-May while looking for tulip beds when I decided to stop by and take some shots of the tree.


This included a closeup of the bark. 


The view of the Canal here is lovely.


This look back at the tree is from the other side of Patterson Creek, which enters the Canal here.


40 comments:

  1. Wonderful tree and beautiful canal view.

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  2. Now of course I'm wondering how old that beautiful tree is!

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  3. Such a cultivated yet wild spot of sweetness, W


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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  4. A walk beside a river or canal , I love always.

    Tomás.

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  5. Willow trees are such magnificent creatures.

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  6. I always like to see old trees at the waterfront.
    The close up of the bark is beautiful so full of details.

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  7. Lovely pictures, must be a rather old tree.

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  8. what a huge tree. it does get a beautiful view to enjoy!! lucky tree. ( :

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  9. @Linda: thanks!

    @Ciel: it can't be older than the Canal itself, which is closing in on two centuries.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Tomas: I do too.

    @Andy: we had one where I grew up. I wonder if it's still up.

    @Jan: there are even a couple of insects, I've seen, when clicked on to maximize

    @Bieb: I wonder how old they get.

    @Hilary: I think so!

    @Beth: and it's a nice perch to take shots of the Canal.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @Luis: thank you.

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  10. I love visiting the canal. I used to skate it, taking a course at uOttawa in winter. I don't usually walk it in summer, though. Great spring photos. There is something about trees!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  11. Old trees have such amazing bark and neat character. Love this!

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  12. Another very nice promenade by the water...

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  13. I love big old gnarly trees. That bike path is wonderful.

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  14. @Jennifer: I wonder how much longer this old one might be around. I had a look- willows have a life span of around thirty years.

    @Carla: the texture of the bark appealed to me.

    @VP: thank you!

    @Tanya: it does stand out.

    @Sharon: that appears to be the consensus.

    @Judy: and the path is well used.

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  15. Who doesn't like to see a beautiful, old tree!

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  16. Looks like a great place to walk and ride.

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  17. You're right, great view of the Canal...and the tree is impressive.

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  18. It's always wonderful to see a willow hanging out over water!

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  19. A very nice addition to the landscape. It does look quite old; I don't know how fast willows grow. I wonder if the steady supply of water helps it grow fast.

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  20. What a lovely tree! I wonder how many kids (and grown-up kids) couldn't resist a little climb. Sadly we don't see many climbing trees here. The canal is beautiful in summer!

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  21. @Halcyon: this one pleases the eye.

    @Revrunner: we have lots of bike paths like this.

    @Norma: it frames the Canal nicely.

    @RedPat: it's somehow calming.

    @Kay: from what I've read, they grow very quickly, for a tree.

    @Elaine: well, I went up onto it for a bit!

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  22. I like this tree.. it looks great.

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  23. This reminds me of the trees here where I live! I love these old monsters!

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  24. A magnificent tree. A shame you aren't sure of the age.

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  25. I love to look at old trees, this one is absolutely magnificent!

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  26. I definitely prefer the spring fashion on this tree.

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  27. What a lovely spot! Looks like a great place for a walk!

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  28. I live the view of the canal! Beautiful shots of the tree,

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    1. Ach! Autocorrect:( I LOVE the view of the canal:)

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  29. Neat tree! It looks a little crowded in that final picture.

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  30. Yes, it's a beautiful tree for sure!

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  31. @Feyza: it has character.

    @Cheryl: the one we had growing up was a huge beast of a willow.

    @Mari: I would assume it's later on in its life.

    @Denise: I'll photograph it again.

    @Hamilton: oh, there's much to be said for winter!

    @Meradeth: it certainly is.

    @Kathy: thank you!

    @Linda: that's what I get for taking the shot vertically.

    @EG: quite so.

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  32. It is a real beauty, William.

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  33. Beauty of a tree William, hopefully it will be sitting here with that view for many more years.

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