Monday, February 16, 2009

E is for Evergreen

Mrs. Nesbitt's
ABC Wednesday Round 4
has followed the alphabet to E.


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And of course my favorite evergreen tree is the redwood.
Our Northern California redwoods grow tall...
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...and massive. Daughter Candace stands beside a lichen spotted one
at the edge of our drive at our Mendocino County retreat.

There is also a wonderful university in Washington called Evergreen.
Above is a photo of Grandson Johnny Smith
at his Evergreen graduation last June.
He is now a teacher in Vietnam.

And what do think those trees in the background are if not...?

27 comments:

Carolina said...

And I thought the obvious choice would be Elizabeth, your other life as Queen of England. Sorry that I keep going on about this ;-)
Although Evergreen is also a lovely E-entry of course.

RuneE said...

I hope you take good care of them - there are not many of those giants.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I used E for evergreens too...but my post is a lot different. ;-)

naturglede said...

Greate post. I started with the same for E, evergreen, but discovered something else I want to show you.Have a fun abc:)

ChrisC and JonJ said...

What a great post!And congrats to your son.Our youngest is a teached too,but here in the US.

Ackworth born said...

evergreen - excellent choice

Janie said...

What an interesting challenge, to become a teacher in Vietnam.
The Redwoods are beautiful evergreens. Good E!

Reader Wil said...

Evergreen is a great choice. The redwood trees are so beautiful that I wish them a long life. In Australia I saw these giants for the first time. I really hope that there aren't any of them destroyed by the bush fires. Thanks for sharing! And thank you for your visit. We all try to speak foreign languages from time to time and even if we make mistakes we cannot stop doing that. Mind, that the examples I showed, were all written messages.

Babooshka said...

A lovely personal choice

D Herrod said...

Very nice. TY for stopping by.

Carol said...

Beautiful evergreens...I would love to see those giant redwoods...

Tumblewords: said...

Good choice. The Redwoods are spectacular - your photos are superb!

photowannabe said...

Hmmm, Evergreens? I love the Redwoods. They remind me of camping in my childhood. A nice picture of your Grandson too. How nice that he is a teacher in Vietnam.

Mamapippa said...

What a big tree !
Have a nice day !

Robin said...

Hi Phyllis, I'm so glad I came across a link to your blog, it's been much too long...

Your giants are truly awe-inspiring, and how much more wonderful to have family near to share them with. I loved the watercolors you shared in an earlier post too, so delicate and lovely. I love your blog, there's always something magical to be found here.

(Note to self: bookmark it this time you twit!)

Miss_Yves said...

Excellent choices !A real discovery for me !

Mo said...

Those redwoods sure are beautiful; I hope someday to get out west and see them for myself! Thanks for sharin' the lovely pics, in the mean time!

Have a wonderful week ahead...

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwww. Your grandson is so sweet : ). How wonderful to have just graduated. I remember feeling like I was ready to conquer the world when I graduated from college. Growing up is such a difficult, yet thrilling, thing, isn't it?

You know what else you could have said about your evergreens? They are enchanting. So beautiful!

splummer said...

Hi!
Great "E" post. Everygreens are awesome trees! We have a 70 foot Blue Spruce sitting outside our front door. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

gone to the dogs said...

We are in the throes of a very snowy winter. It was a pleasure to look at your evergreens. thanks

Jay said...

One of the more interesting - and peaceful - places we visited last time we were in California, was Muir Woods. Those trees are incredible, and seem to create their own bubble of quiet and calm.

Dragonstar said...

Such beautiful, majestic trees. The thought of them makes me feel very small.

Dulce said...

They are really big trees. Hope you take good care of them.
Have a nice week.

nonizamboni said...

Both giants, the trees and your grandson. Always nice to see pics of your family. I have fond memories of a family trip to the Redwoods when I was 7, 100 years ago (!)
Thanks for sharing!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh..great selection...I love the evergreens that we have in our yard. They provide great cover for the birds who visit the feeders...I have to sign in with my blogger account as you don't allow any other options.

Kristin said...

oh yayy! What wonderful memories. I love the picture of Johnny. How did I miss that one?

Anna said...

Such ageless and impressive trees. I have enjoyed your post on the letter E as well as discovering your blog:)