The Mohonk Mountain House

The Mohonk Mountain House part I: The Most Mysterious Tree...
The enormous weeping tree that you see spreading across the hillside in the background of the picture above is one of the most beautiful (and largest) trees I've ever seen. The cover of the weeping boughs is dense, but sneak between them, and you're inside an enormous tent, the size of a small house, populated by a fabulously gnarled trunk.

If anyone can tell me what sort of tree this is, I would be grateful! There is no sign to identify it.

More about the Mohonk Mountain House and all its multitude of glories to come in future posts!


Maia said...

I love Mohonk!

I can't totally tell - but the leaves look like Cottonwood to me.

Anne said...

Hi, going to finally delurk (is that term still used in blog land?)
Without seeing the bud and based on the bark and leaves alone, American Beech (Fagus grandifolia). A favorite tree among young lovers to carve their initials in! Next possibility -Tilia americana or sp. (Am. Basswood or Linden)

Lovely blog, beautiful writing, and amazing art. Thanks for sharing with us anonymous folks in blog land!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Thanks, Anne! I always love to see people de-lurk, especially when they have tree knowledge to share ;)

Yoli said...

How beautiful and I finally see her with the sunflower shirt!

Kris said...

these photos (all, first post above too) are just gorgeous... wow. and i want to come carve some message into that tree!