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by Rihiggins
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Eastern United States, Canada, and Greenland
Topic: Window dressing
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Re: Window dressing

And to Bob and Ray, That's wonderful about your new interest! But don't get me started. I have been collecting weird tree forms for years and have abundant photos. I wrote about, and presented images of, some of the truly weird creatures I have seen seen in the woods in a piece I posted here: http:/...
by Rihiggins
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Eastern United States, Canada, and Greenland
Topic: Window dressing
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Re: Window dressing

Ray,
I see a snake with bark on it, but where is the window box?
Rich
by Rihiggins
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Eastern United States, Canada, and Greenland
Topic: Window dressing
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Window dressing

This tree must certainly be in an urban forest. It has its own window flower box.
Would do fine on Beacon Hill
Would do fine on Beacon Hill
by Rihiggins
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Eastern United States, Canada, and Greenland
Topic: All hail the tree that wouldn't give up and fall down
Replies: 0
Views: 1153

All hail the tree that wouldn't give up and fall down

All hail the tree that wouldn't give up and fall down
All hail the tree that wouldn't give up and fall down

Well this is just stubborn leader. The main leader has fallen off to the right out of the picture. I would still name this the Winston Churchill Tree for its bulldog perseverance.
by Rihiggins
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Eastern United States, Canada, and Greenland
Topic: Superpines in Thoreau's backyard (Lincoln MA)
Replies: 10
Views: 3126

Re: Superpines in Thoreau's backyard (Lincoln MA)

And I merely came in after the fact and wrote about them and took a few pictures, so I really bow out to Doug and Jared. But I do second the Walden Pine. The Jewell of Walden? If either of you have any doubts about using Walden for whatever reason, a good fall back is Fairhaven, as that "bay" (a rea...
by Rihiggins
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Eastern United States, Canada, and Greenland
Topic: Superpines in Thoreau's backyard (Lincoln MA)
Replies: 10
Views: 3126

Re: Superpines in Thoreau's backyard (Lincoln MA)

Bob Thanks for your kind words, good to know about your "range of feelings and connections outside" outside of algebra and hope your eye caught the reference in my post to 1853 BL. But about the name. I love Emerson, and would not object, but I wonder if it would not be as well to call it the Walden...
by Rihiggins
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Eastern United States, Canada, and Greenland
Topic: Superpines in Thoreau's backyard (Lincoln MA)
Replies: 10
Views: 3126

Superpines in Thoreau's backyard (Lincoln MA)

I had an interesting tree-hunting day on a recent Sunday. I began in my favorite blind, my armchair, reading an article in the Guardian about the discovery and desecration in the 1850s of the giant sequoias in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in California. The gold-rush speculators who stumbled o...
by Rihiggins
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Re: Richard Higgins on board
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

Re: Re: Richard Higgins on board

Andrew, I am certainly aware of some your exploits (including the now dethroned Eastern MA white pine champ in Concord's Hapgood Town Forest) and appreciate your welcome. This Sunday is not good but count me in for others trips. I may even humbly suggest some big guys I have seen. Yes on Thoreau in ...
by Rihiggins
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Re: Richard Higgins on board
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

Richard Higgins on board

I'm Richard Higgins of Concord, Massachusetts, reporting for duty as a tree hunter and observer/admirer of others who do the same, especially any who walk, or attempt to walk, in the footsteps of the Bigfoot of big trees, Bob Leverett. I have credible record as a lover of trees, which I will adduce ...

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