17 June 2008

Tuesday's Trees #9 - Poplars

The scenery on the road between Hogsback and Cathcart can only be described as breath-takingly beautiful and today I want to show the poplars in all there glory as they were starting to lose their leaves.




The road itself is terrible, but the views more than compensated. The road was actually not a problem though, because we were driving quite slowly to soak up the view.




I think we struck it lucky travelling through during April, when the poplar trees were turning and putting on a such a striking show of colour.




They may be exotics, but they are certainly pleasing to the eye and add something special to the scenery.


11 comments:

Kerri said...

Fabulous Scenery Max! What a beautiful area!!!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

These trees are amazing! And in these photos and along with the scenery... perfect!

Susanne49 said...

I love those poplar trees. We have in Switzerland so many of them to the left and to the right side of the roads, that's always very pretty when the sun shines trough.

Nice photo series of these trees!

Bob Johnson said...

Beautiful shots, love the colors, such cool looking Poplar trees, we have the not so cool looking ones that drop sticky pods and fluff over everything.

sonia a.m. said...

Stunning photos and wonderful scenery Max! Those photos are stunning and takes my breath away... Love so much poplars - álamo or choupo in Portuguese. What a beautiful color! The road are beautiful, too!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Black Populars were planted all over the North West of England many many years ago... we even have a Manchester Poplar (Poplus nigra betulifolia) but these are now under threat..... I always like to see these on a sky line.

Rose said...

Wonderful series of photos! I love the last three especially.

Katney said...

Poplars are popular as windbreaks in this area.

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Hyde DP said...

When I was young I could see a line of poplar trees on the near horizon from my bedroom window.

I now a few of them disappeared some years ago. Don't know how they are now.

Mental P Mama said...

I am very much enjoying your posts. These are beautiful...

kml said...

Such beautiful scenery - the poplars are gorgeous!