Julie Prichard over at The Land of Lost Luggage and JeriAnn of Commuter's Journal are hosting their second virtual photo excursion. This year, their theme is "Getting Arboreal: A Nature Collection. The idea is that participants will photograph a single tree during the weeks of August 23, November 8, and April 4.
Okay, I'm a little late.
But, this is my tree. I'm afraid I don't know what kind of tree it is, but I will find out.
It sits in Valley Forge National Park where thousands of people walk past it every year. (See the walking trail to the left of the tree?) You can view these images even larger if you click on them.
I doubt that it was around in 1777 when Washington's troops were camped on this land. Most likely it would have been cut down and used to build a cabin or burned as fuel.This is not the first time I've taken a photo of this tree, and clearly, it won't be the last!