It was a sparkly, frosty day here in Calgary – but just look at that brilliant blue sky over this young elm tree!
I was recently doing a bit more reading about the origins and history of Dutch elm disease, which has decimated elm trees worldwide. (This information at this link is particularly fascinating). We are fortunate here in the province of Alberta that, due to rigid pruning restrictions and strict monitoring, our elms are currently free of the disease. Hopefully this tree and its kin stay healthy and thrive into old age. ♥
It’s a lovely image. The combination of blue and white never fails to cheer, I think, particularly when the sun accents it all.
it looks beautiful
Lovely photo, a bright day in winter is hard to beat!
Now, see? Isn’t winter just beautiful?!
Beautiful! So glad your elms are thriving.
I do enjoy your snow photos.
D > The UK – England in particular – has never recovered from the Dutch Elm Disease arriving in the 1970s.
We mostly missed the Dutch elm disease because there were not many elms here at the time. We are now dealing with the Sudden Oak Death Syndroms (SODS) or Phytophthora ramorum.
Good to know you’ve been proactive in keeping this disease at bay. May it always be true. Lovely photo, Sheryl.
Lovely image more lovely as it is a healthy Elm