Friday, January 6, 2012

Cypress Trees

I grew up in Southern Illinois and on a visit back over Christmas I wanted to stop by Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area and take a look at the bald cypress trees.



Horseshoe Lake is a 2,400 acre shallow lake in Alexander County, Illinois. It has 20 miles of shoreline and the water is just beautiful. Although the trees are bare this time of year, I love to look at the base of the trees that is just above the water.







I tried to get pictures of the ducks on the lake, but they were quick. They just wouldn't pose for a picture. You will see the dark headed ducks are the hens and the green heads are the drakes.












Thanks for stopping by to see the cypress trees and a few ducks - Judy.


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http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/
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13 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

those are great photos. we used to have ducks at a pond nearby but they stopped coming here. I enjoyed seeing yours very much.

Kim, USA said...

Wow these is beautiful!! I didn't know Cypress tree could grow in the water. Thanks for sharing the photos. ^_^

Scenic Sunday

SmilingSally said...

I didn't know Cypress tree grew in the north; I always thought they were found in warmer climates. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday, Judy.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful trees!
My BLUE is my entry, please come and see. Have a great week.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I love Cypress tress. Love to paint them. The ducks are so cute. Great blog Judy. First visit. I will be back. Blessings sista.
QMM

Avi said...

Wow! A haven for fauna. Nice collage!

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful photos!~ Great post.Beat me to it!lol

Carole Meisenhelter said...

I would like to see that too; lovely photographs and great collage!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm, one of my favorite trees. I just traveled to LA over Thanksgiving holiday and went on a swamp tour with nothing but the cypress and the spanish moss. So so beautiful.

STAR OF INDIA

Light and Voices said...

The collage looks like a cover or chapter opener for a textbook or brochure. Very nice job!
Joyce M

My Little Home and Garden said...

It's interesting to see the trees sitting in water like that. There isn't anything similar here. Nice photos!

Judy said...

Very interesting trees!! I don't think I have seen that variety before! I can see why you are fascinated by those trunks!!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Great pictures. We live in Indiana on a lake but I can't say I have seen trees like these. Blessings,