I used the inaturalist Seek app to identify this magnificent tree
“This tree has inspired much poetry and prose over the centuries due to its melancholy and mysterious appearance. Longfellow refers to its “towering and tenebrous boughs” that “waved like banners that hang on the walls of ancient cathedrals” in his 1847 poem, Evangeline. Naturalist John Muir in his book Thousand-Mile Walk refers to “the dark, mysterious cypress woods which cover everything” and states that “night is coming on and I am filled with indescribable loneliness.”- click text for ArborDay source
Two different types of pine trees in Ohio.
Everything you want to know about Conifer Cones is here
Sunday afternoon, I was north of the city, picking up a finished T-shirt quilt for my son’s birthday, but that’s another post. While we chatted in the front yard, I admired the beautiful plantings of bleeding hearts in bloom and giant leafed hosta plants, Lisa told me her enormous three-trunked Maple tree (sadly), has to be taken down. Cut down before, as one arborist consulted said, before it came down into her living room. The tree has been struck by lightning several times. She pointed out the scars from the lightning strikes. I’d never seen this phenomenon before.
Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) after the rain on Sunday. The colors were so rich.
“The Japanese word “momiji” is sometimes applied to this tree in its native land. The word is said to have two meanings, both of them appropriate for the description of this wonderful tree: “baby’s hands” and “becomes crimson leaves.” Arbor Day Foundation website