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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Our Little Corner of the World...






"What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree?
The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse."
Edward Abbey


Dare I ask???
Just what is the difference between a regular mouse and a tiny titmouse???


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26 comments:

  1. Beautiful image. I love the added size achieved by that perspective!

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    1. It's really the only way to take a pic of one of these and get any sense of it's magnitude!!! Thanks Linda!!!

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  2. Cute quotes and I love the sequoia trees. Your header is lovely! Have a great day!

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  3. titmouse |ˈtitˌmous|
    noun ( pl. titmice )
    a small songbird that searches acrobatically for insects among foliage and branches.
    [Family Paridae: three genera, esp. Parus, and numerous species, including the chickadees and the tufted titmouse (P. bicolor).]
    ORIGIN Middle English: from tit1 + obsolete mose ‘titmouse.’ The change in the ending in the 16th cent. was due to association with mouse, probably because of the bird's size and quick movements.

    hee hee... It has nothing to do with what we thought the first syllable meant, nor a mouse! :-)

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    1. Ach!!! Egg on my face!!! At some time...I once knew...a Titmouse was a bird!!! Thanks << Louis>>!!!

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  4. Great shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Really nice perspective--makes you feel that tree is still growing while you look at it. And I like the quote.

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  6. That, my Dear, is an awesome image. WOW!
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    1. That, my Dear, is an awesome tree!!! You should come up this way next time you're visiting and see one in person Virginia!!!

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  7. The difference between a mouse and a titmouse are wings ;-)

    I hope to someday stand next to one of these amazing trees, thanks for the perspective!

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    1. Heheh!!! You saw through my ploy Woody!!! It's amazing being in a grove of these trees!!!

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  8. I love the angle on this and the fact it's black and white!

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  9. I just love old trees and this is amazing (I must also thank Wayne for clarifying titmouse).

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    1. They're really impressive in person LondonLulu!!! No photo can do them justice!!! Wayne and << Louis >> got it right!!!

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  10. Wow!

    This is sooooo pretty.

    Love the b/w. Stylish image.

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