Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Arizona Sycamores

The part of Arizona where Montezuma's Castle is located appears to have once been covered with water. The Arizona Sycamores grow there, looking as if they have been living underwater.

Their bark appears, at a distance, to be ghostly white.

But the closer you get, the more you see the bark resembles camouflage.

It is very noticeable when you get very close.

You can learn more about these trees here.


  1. Beautiful stuff, there, Cat-A. My absolutely most favorite tree of all that grow in AZ. What most people don't realize is that the beautiful trees in Oak Creek canyon are the sycamores, not the oaks!

  2. Wow - how cool is that? I love textures in nature, and the colours are just so fabulous. Those tree trunks are great. x

  3. GJ - But, after all these years, Sycamore Creek Canyon just doesn't have the same ring. And there is a Sycamore Canyon not to far away.

    Kitty - Yes, I think the trees could be called "Surprise Trees" as well as Sycamores.

  4. You've convinced me. I'm putting Arizona on my list of places to go.
    Of course, I'm still waiting for my ship to come in so that I can afford to travel.

    But don't rule that out... remember - I live on an island so that could actually happen!!!

  5. Dawn - There is a lot to see here and Nevada is right next door so you can win your expense money back!

  6. I love Sycamore trees! We lived opposite huge ones on the bank of the Avon River inChristchurch NZ.

  7. WHAT? You had OUR Sycamore trees in New Zealand??? Oh, I suppose that's o.k.

  8. Gorgeous colors and textures. I love doing stuff like that. Keep up the good work and great observations! Odd ball or otherwise.
    There is always great eye candy here.


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