Sweet Gum Tree

Farther down in our pasture on our farm in Randolph County is a large sweet gum tree. It’s a spot I find myself returning to from time to time and year to year to make photographs. Not as colorful as maples in the fall, I somehow find the gum tree more interesting; the shape of a leaf on a lichen covered rock, and of course those prickly gum balls that are still green this time of year. Glad they’re in the pasture and not in my yard.

(photographs copyright 2009 by Dan Routh)

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