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Monday, April 9, 2012

H is for Helicopter and Porcupine Tree

 
This post is perhaps less inspiring than some, but when a helicopter flew over my back yard this past week, I couldn't pass it up for H.

helicopter

What was it doing? I have no idea. It buzzed across the field and out of view over the cemetery.

helicopter

You may be wondering why I think that "Porcupine Tree" is an H entry. Perhaps you even think I've sort of lost my phonetic bearings. Not at all. Take a look.

porcupine tree

I've showed porcupine trees before. I looked back, and I've showed you four others, but only one of those times did I see the porcupine, and I couldn't get a picture. No critter this time either, although there's clear evidence that it's occupied (a fresh pile of poop at the bottom of the hollow tree).

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29 comments:

Kela McClelland said...

That tree is awesome! Great H post :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Ella said...

Thanks for visiting me!
Oh, I love finding letters in nature!
How very fascinating~
Great H...did you ever find out about the helicopter?!
Nice to meet you~

rainfield61 said...

That is a terrific H.

Darlene E Williams said...

That's the most innovative "H" post I've seen yet!

Sylvia van Bruggen said...

So love that tree!!!! Great H post :D

Lynda R Young said...

Even the trees are in the spirit of the challenge!

Rachel Morgan said...

That is such a cool tree shape!

Karen and Gerard said...

I was wondering how you picked a porcupine tree for "H", ha, ha.

Julie said...

This is very cool. Love the tree! And, I'd be writing about a helicopter in my backyard too, great pics.

Glynis said...

I like the idea of a porcupine tree! Maybe the helicopter had heard about a murder in mule swamp! ;0

Enjoyed the post about the tree frog too!

Rae said...

How cool is the porcupine tree!

Rae

RaShelle Workman said...

What a FANTASTIC tree! Great H.

Jen Chandler said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day! Good luck in visiting all of the challenge participants! That's quite the challenge!!!

Love that tree. Perfect addition to the "H" postings.

Cheers and nice to meet you!
Jen

Jewels said...

The tree is amazing-nice fit for the H day. We don't see helicopters often, and when we do, they're usually LifeFlight which makes me worry about whoever is on it.

Rhonda Parrish said...

I really liked your picture of the porcupine tree. I'm going to have to follow the A Diversity of Wildlife link after I post this comment to find out more.

I also liked the story of the Reluctant Prince(ss) you told on Sunday. The pictures were what made it for me :)

Bonnie Gwyn said...

Love it! :)
Thanks for stopping by.
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Cassam said...

I love the H tree. We have helicopters every week end above us flying really low,think it's the police looking for bad uns! thanks for visiting my blog.

carol said...

That tree is neat.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hello! Stopping by for the A to Z Challenge. Enjoyed your post. That tree is a great representative of the letter H in nature.

Susanne
PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

Nicki said...

Oh, that porcupine tree is lovely! The helicopter is attractive, too, but not nearly as nice. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog! Just thought I'd return the favor.

MAJK said...

I want that tree - looking over the comments I guess we all do but I'd like to request it NOT come with the fresh pile at the bottom of the hollow there :)

*~ MAJK ~*
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MOV said...

don't you love those mysterious helicopters? I wish they would drop a little note down, saying why they are there.

found you on a to z, will be back to read more! am following now!

best,
MOV
http://mothersofbrothersblog.blogspot.com

Ann said...

oh yeah, that tree is perfect for an H post

bruce said...

the h tree is very unique as well.
tUcKeR is afraid of helicopters. they really scare him...

and he never saw Blue Thunder....

Chuck said...

Nice shot of the chopper...every one I take is blurry :). That is a most interesting tree, I have never heard of or seen one of them.

Lin said...

Oh! It really IS a porcupine tree! Do they just sit up in the tree and poop??

blissflower1969 said...

That tree is so cool!

Jack Edwards Poetry said...

I'm a fan of the band Porcupine tree. That's as far as my expertise goes lol

RNSANE said...

I've flown in a helicopter once...in beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park in Alberta, Canada...gorgeous. I didn't spot a porcupine tree, though...amazing H.

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