The cuckoo bird, after which the cuckoo clock is named, is a medium-sized bird with a variety of different markings, such as this grey and white cuckoo bird resting on the branches of a pine tree.
The largest family tree that exists in the world today is that of the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius. This family tree spans over eighty generations and includes more than two million members.
A close-up photograph of walnut wood, from a black walnut tree, shows the wood grain in detail. The textured effect of the photograph allows viewers to imagine what the wood feels like. Run your hand along the wood plank and feel its graininess.
A woman putting the finishing touches on a festively decorated holiday tree is presented with a gift from a man. Both the man and woman are smiling as the man presents a slim gift, wrapped in red paper and tied with a green ribbon, to the woman.
A dark leather English saddle sits on a red saddle tree mounted on the wall of a tack room. A white saddle pad separates the saddle from the metal tree. A brass nameplate on the back of the saddle indicates its owner.
Bent willow furniture, including benches, chairs, and a table, decorates a peaceful stone patio. The moss growing between the patio stones lends color to the patio. A large tree, with a mass of white flowers, provides a backdrop to the patio setting.
A prefabricated home, in the style of a colonial farmhouse, sits in the middle of a large yard. A dramatic tree looms in the foreground. Soon, a family will move into this house and fill the rooms and yard with laughter and love.
Young trees are photographed at a tree farm. The trees at the plant nursery, which are emerging from the dirt, have been planted in straight rows. As the trees are cultivated they will continue to grow.
Customs officers in China seized a cannonball tree fruit - which they said could potentially explode - from a traveller who was returning from Singapore earlier this month.
Straits Times. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 05:00:00 +0800. www.straitstimes.com/singapore/forbidden-fruit
At least six people are dead as torrential rains flooded roadways, downed trees and sent massive boulders tumbling down hillsides in California. Up in the mountains, there's nearly five feet of new snow. Don Dahler reports.
CBS News. Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:56:41 +0000.