Monday, August 18, 2008

Rowan Berries/ Ruby Tuesday

East Gwillimbury rowan trees (mountain ash) are loaded with berries this year after two years with none at all.

The tree pictured here is planted with two others in a local park. Each is covered with berries that sometimes stay on the trees through February offering a tasty frozen bite for hungry birds. And bonus! They berry-laden trees look wonderful in winter when the rest of he neighbourhood is covered in white.
This tree was planted seven or eight years ago and is now a good-sized tree.


Ruby Tuesday is hosted by Mary, the Teach at http://workofthepoet.blogspot.com

32 comments:

Babs (Beetle) said...

What a beautiful tree! A real splash of colour in the winter months.

Rambling Woods said...

I had not heard of them. I didn't post a Ruby Tuesday post, just stopping by...

Drowsey Monkey said...

Wow! Love those photos.

Drowsey Monkey said...

Wow! Love those photos.

ellen b. said...

I love that tree and the name of it. The berries are beautiful...

Island Rambles Blog said...

I haven't done a Ruby post ever but I think I will in the future as it looks like fun...your berries are lush looking...all your photos are such a nice size also...cheers.

dot said...

The tree is gorgeous! I bet it's really pretty when it snows.

DrillerAA said...

Absolutely beautiful tree!! Stunning photo. Very well done.
Have a great Ruby Tuesday.

Rose said...

These are gorgeous! (I am back in the blogging business, finally.)

Small City Scenes said...

Mountain Ash are very nice trees. Lots out this way. the Robins and Waxwings love them in the fall. A small flock of waxwings can strip a tree of berries in a very short time.
Thanks for the heads-up on 'Todays Flowers'. MB

Carletta said...

Beautiful!
The image of the tree is stunning -it would have made a wonderful Sky Watch shot!

ANNA-LYS said...

Thank You, I didn't know the English word for this Rönnbär

Bobbie said...

What a nice looking tree -- especially for Ruby Tuesday. I don't think I've ever seen one like that.

Minkydo said...

Nice choice. I have a similar tree in my yard. It sure does attract the birds.

Ruby post

me ann my camera said...

These are beautiful trees with such beautiful berries and we have one in our back yard. We wait each year for birds to come and feast upon the berries while my camera feasts upon them (the birds). Another name for them is Mountain Ash. This is a lovely entry!

Blue said...

I always admire Rowan trees but their berries are the first to turn so signaling Autumn nearly here.

And, unintentioally with these two great shots you've particpated in my friend Jonna's Tuesday meme as well as Ruby Tuesday!

see you there! said...

We have a tree with similar looking berries but I think the leaves are different. I'll have to have DH check the photo. We've never known the name of our tree.

Darla

Denise said...

Very delicious and beautiful that ruby.

Hugs, Denise

Ivanhoe said...

Beautiful tree! It's amazing how nature works. Our maple trees have their "propellers" also only every other year :o)

Mary said...

They are lovely, and I hope you will post a picture of them in the snow now that you have whetted our appetite for it!

Ralph said...

These berries are beautiful. I like that birds enjoy these in the winter. Nothing is nicer on a very cold day to see the birds eating these - it keeps your hope up for the inevitable spring days...

Marcel said...

I love ash trees. Our town also has many mountain ash trees. We had a big one in our yard but it died this summer. It is now in the wood pile to be burnt in the stove, which makes me sad. I hated cutting it down, but dead is dead.

Tommy V said...

great pictures and such a cool looking tree

the teach said...

EG, that's some beautiful RED berry tree! I don't think I've seen it before. And yes it would be a thrill to see it when everything else is white! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

lucy said...

Beautiful tree! Nice photographs!

magiceye said...

ravishing rubies!

Raven said...

I just love East Gillimbury! It has to be the nicest town in the world. These berries are beautiful and I can imagine how beautiful that tree looks with it's red berries against winter snow and skies.

Dianne said...

I love how each berry looks like it has a star at its tip!

and all those red berries in the winter must be wonderful

beautiful, beautiful photos

Ladynred said...

That is beautiful tree and gorgeous berries!

Isabel said...

What a marvellous tree! And for me very "exotic" because we don't have those here in Portugal. Friends that have visited Canada say that it is a very beautiful country. Your blog is the proof of it.

Greyscale Territory said...

These pics are glorious! Brilliant!

Mary said...

Wonderful! Those are gorgeous!

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