Terrific Trees

Albert Bierstadt, Mountain Brook, 1863

I lost the artist info.

“Sumidagawa Suijin Forest”
Tsuchiya Koitsu ~ 1934


Bamboo in Summer, 1954 by Shiro Kasamatsu

Really a grass but tree like to the non technical.

N. C. Wyeth/ Newell Convers Wyeth – (1882-1945). American
“Buttonwood Farm “1920.
Oil on canvas
Reading Public Museum

Craig Mainprize (Canadian, b.1983)
“Full Circle, Lake of Two Rivers, Algonquin Park,” n.d.
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 in

Gordon Mortensen Born (1938). American
“Yellow Iris”
Reduction color woodcut.
Not trees but nice.
Henri Biva (French, 1846-1913)

AI fake out.


My exploring partner Cas Salamon next to a 11.7ft diameter Sitka we saw today. The measurement was taken above the flare. John Harvey

How to Pronounce Psithurism


A word I have never seen used in speech or print. It reminds me of how English can seem as specific as the East Asian words\characters. In my 20’s, a researcher was at the lunch table talking about the state of humanity. He mentioned how most live and never expand their vocabulary beyond the average. It stuck with me and even now I regret he was right. I think it was John Gierach talking about float fishing down the Wind River with Thomas McGuane and Jim Harrison dumbfounded by their vast vocabulary. He gave them credit for dumbing it down around other people.


Over 2 million test results were taken from the self-developed quiz. Unsurprisingly, the website testyourvocab.com claims that reading has a considerate effect on the size of a human’s vocabulary. Especially people who read a lot of fiction tend to outscore people that hardly ever read.

How Big Is Your Vocabulary?

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