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"A Poem Lovely as a Tree"

San Juan Bautista is the next town over to where we live. And, in that darling mission town is where you will find these trees. What kind of trees are they? How old are they? That's what I want to find out.

These photos are my contributions to this week's Wordless Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday. Click on over to each site for more contributions on its theme. That is, after you check out mine. :-)

Do you see the face in the tree?

Can a gnarled tree be gnarly?

Anyone else see a figure hugging the tree?


  1. Could they be olive trees? They have similar foliage and get gnarled like that. Lovely trees. :)

  2. those trees are beautiful. it's like sculpture dressing the trunks.

  3. YES! See the face in the first tree and also see a figure hugging in the last photo! Love those tree trunks!! Happy WW!

  4. Hi Susie, thanks for visiting my blog. Woqw that sure is an awesome looking tree. I've never seen such a gnarly tree before. Kinda reminds me of my mother in law...

  5. Wow - the shapes are just amazing - so gnarly and strong looking! Linda

  6. I used to call them peppercorn trees as a kid in Australia. They smelled like 'em

  7. Those are incredible trees, the photos are amazing. I do see the face in the first picture.
    They remind me of an old woman's arthritic hands.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog today, hope you are having a wonderful summer.

  8. Thanks for following my blog.

    Following you back =)

  9. Very interesting trees Indeed!! Perfect for WW! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  10. Beautiful examples of Schinus Molle - California Pepper Tree - source of Pink Peppercorns - which is becoming increasingly popular as a spice - had Pink Peppercorn Ice Cream at a festival in Oakland last weekend

  11. Hi, all. I appreciate you all stopping by to check out the gnarly trees, which say Lori and Charlie (thank you!) are pepper trees. I want to plant one in our front yard now. It would be so cool to have our own "sculptures dressing the trunks," as Ed described them. I also like the idea of harvesting my own peppercorns.

  12. It's amazing how you can see things around you.

    ~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

  13. LOVE those tree photos and I totally see the face in the first one!! Great photos!!

  14. I see the face. Kinda creeping me out. Very cool.


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