Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bluegrass Scenic Byway, Lexington, Kentucky

While driving the Bluegrass Scenic Byway, and winding through the Midway and Lexington, Kentucky horse farms, you will find a tree that is very predominant, the osage or osage orange tree. They stand tall with twists in their trunks and in fall bear fruit in the shape of a large green ball. You will see the osage tree standing on both sides of the road all along the byway for miles and miles winding along the road as you drive. They are beautiful and without them I don't believe the horse farm drive would be nearly as nice. I wanted to share this beautiful tree with you as it's so unique with it's "wrinkly" bark and greenish blue moss trailing up the sides of the trees. Enjoy!


  1. The bark of trees is always so intricate and your photograph shows the tree's "wrinkles" perfectly.

  2. I love Osage Orange trees. Up here they are also called "Hedge Apples" because farmers planted them in their windbreaks. Love your photo of the beautiful bark with the snow piled at the base.