The tree I am following is a large Ornamental Pear that grows beside my driveway. Notice that we have sunny skies after weeks of rain!
Looking under the low hanging limbs we can see the structure of the tree: numerous limbs branching off from the trunk near the base. This growth habit makes it more likely to break during storms.
The bark is rough with fissures, and the Woodpeckers have drilled a lot of holes looking for insects.
|13-Year Cicada, Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA, in the Ornamental Pear Tree|
This is the year for the 13-year Cicadas. They have taken up residence in the tree, and their mating calls are loud and seem never-ending. But soon the Cicadas will lay their eggs and be gone for another 13 years.
Have a beautiful day!
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