Leaving home and going home can be more interesting with a long driveway and an access to cool trees.
A unique variety of bald cypress greets me when I come home. Taxodium is the oldest living tree genus on the east coast of the United States at approximately 3,500 years and counting (NYT- article summer 2019- tree on the coast of NC)
Soft green foliage alternates with dark bark to create the illusion of an ancient tree.
Closer inspection yields an assortment of thoughts- like I should have planted this closer to my house where I can see it all the time.
Oklahoma redbud blocking the neighbor’s house with its flawless glossy foliage.
Avondale redbud sitting there with its flawless heart-shaped leaves.
Pinus bungeana is the main focal point for my driveway turn around. A little weeding and mulch will touch it up a bit.
Three days of thunder storms gave us the feeling of the earth getting watered, but I bet if you dug in your soil you might find it to still be bone dry below 4”.
The trees are now glistening with the sun out and leaves still dripping from the rain. THANK GOD for the break in the bone-jarring drought.