Posts tagged ‘trees’

Dramatic Tree Canopy Change

Photo by Frank Mansbach.

Over the holidays this part of The Furman University Campus near the Lay Physical Activities Center was closed to traffic to allow for tree removal and replanting as part of their recent annual program. It is a striking difference now. Below is Google Street View of the before condition.

Google Street View

Dry End to Summer

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

Summer ended with a dry spell; it almost still feels like Summer now. There have been some scattered thunderstorms, but no widespread rain for over a month. The new trees seen here on Mayberry Street were staged over the summer for some future project, and had to depend on Mother Nature for rain. So it appears that some of the new un-planted trees will not survive.

Some people have an opinion about how the rain or lack of rain will affect the leaf season. All indications are that the leaf color will be brilliant throughout the Carolinas.

Cleveland Park

Enjoying a walk though Cleveland Park in downtown Greenville. This photo was taken by Denton Harryman.

Connie and I took our grandson for a walk through Cleveland Park yesterday and I thought I would share a photo. As you can see the leaves are out and for those who live here you know the pollen is out as well. I shared photos with my daughter and son-in-law and called this the purple season given there are so many plants with purple blooms at present. Greenville goes through a white season, a red season, a pink season, and now a purple season. They overlap and the pollen can be difficult but overall spring is very enjoyable.