Trees, Trees Glorious Trees

 First off, the other day I did a post about my Vegetable soup. 
One of the ingredients I included was a swede, I got a few requests asking what swede was so I thought I would give some more details. 
A swede is a bit like a small turnip. 
I looked up google to see what I could find out and found that in the U.S. and Canada it is also known  as the "Swedish turnip" or "yellow turnip". 
Turnip is also known as "neeps" in Scotland. You may have heard of 'haggis, neeps and tatties'.  
That would be that lovely Scottish delicacy of Haggis (my sister loves it but I'm afaid I can't bring myself to eat it - not very Scottish of me I'm afraid) turnip and potatoes. I don't mind the neeps and tatties - they are quite tasty.  They are both served mashed.  

So there you are. Hope that helps :))

Now to the next part of my post. 
 Remember my walk around Rozelle park? 
Well there were some pretty impressive trees, some were huge and they have been there for many many years.
I wanted to put up a couple of pictures to show you but I couldn't pick my favourites so I've posted a few more - hope you don't mind.

Look at the trunk on this one - huge

This really is all one tree - love that foliage!

The people under the tree give it some perspective.

I just really liked this picture :)

And this one is just weird looking and kind of spooky.

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Jill said…
Oh Ellie...these are wonderful! So many beautiful trees, the likes I have never seen before. Thank you!
Having lived in Africa most of my life I had never seen a swede or anything similar until we moved back to the UK. Maybe they do not grow in the northern hemisphere! Love the trees especially the last one, it is quite different. Diane
Kayla said…
I love trees! I want to know what makes the spooky one grow like that!!!
Rose said…
Ellie, those trees are wonderful! That first one and last one are truly amazing...I love trees.
TexWisGirl said…
oh, some of these are absolutely stunning!!!! LOVE!!!
deb duty said…
This is such a fun post! I'm so amazed by really huge old trees. You captured some beautiful ones!
Kerri said…
LOVE your trees! That "spooky" one if my have I think :)
Filip Demuinck said…
Very good pictures. Many of these trees must be old.

Flora said…
Great trees!!
Mira Crisp said…
Oh my! That tree is huge!
Karen said…
Wow, that's one huge tree!
Really love those trees- incredible!
Giga said…
Ciekawe drzewa pokazałaś, ale pierwsze jest wspaniałe. Ostatnie trochę pokręcone :). Pozdrawiam. *** Interesting tree you showed, but the first is great. The last little bit twisted :). Yours.
I love the pictures of the trees. Of course, I just love trees, period.

You share some great ones.
All the trees are so beautiful. I love your photos.
orchid said…
Dearest Ellie,
Wow, Rozelle park has amazing trees☆☆☆
Second one must be SO old!!! And I have never seen the tree like the third one, how incredible. Haha, I thought the last one had a slight Japanese touch in its shape.
Thank you for sharing these pictures with us.
Lots of love and Hugs to you, xoxo Miyako*
Paul said…
Your pictures are amazing, Ellie. Thank you for sharing them with us. I like the formidable tree trunk!
Pat MacKenzie said…
What gorgeous trees. I wonder how old that huge one in the second picture is. Great pictures.
Wow, love all of the different trees. Actually, I really like the first picture of the pathway in the park...I love pictures of paths because it makes me want to get outside and go on a walk in the country:-)
Roan said…
Those trees are all beautiful, but I must say I admire the tree with the huge trunk.

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