Have you ever seen a copper beech? I'm not sure I had before we moved here. Even now, I don't usually notice ours, because it's nestled in a corner of the property where the driveway and house are both looking away from it.
Looking across part of our lawn toward our property line you can see it.
It's the tallest thing out there, and it's reddish purple.
Aren't the leaves interesting?
My dearly beloved says it's certainly 300 years old. For reference, the fence behind it is made up of 1" square steel bars spaced 6" apart.
Don't you love to just look up the trunk of a tree, through the branches? Unfortunately, I'd brought my telephoto lens instead of the wide angle lens, and there was no way I was walking the half mile round trip back to the house, even to entertain all of you. Sorry.
I hope you enjoyed my Copper Beech. It's been a good friend to us for a long time, and to many others since before Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were born!
Happy Tuesday, everyone!