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Cypress Knees

Cypress Knees

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Great title for a fascinating image! Where'd you take this?
Larry Bliss: This was taken in Raleigh's Pullen Park, which has an artificial lake.
A funny title Larry, is that what they are really known as?
Larry Bliss: Quite so Chad...
What is a Cypress knee Larry?
Larry Bliss: See Astrid's comment...
I assume they're stumps, Larry..."cut/died off at the knees?"
Larry Bliss: Correct--they are tapered stumps. Very common in North Carolina's swamps.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Feb 2017, 05:28
I did not know what a Cypress Knee is, now I know. Great find.
Larry Bliss: Thanks for the link, Astrid... they are marvelous...
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 24 Feb 2017, 06:02
A new expression for me, Larry
Larry Bliss: "Call me cypress knees, will you?!" smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Feb 2017, 06:38
They look a bit arthritic Larry
Larry Bliss: Maybe they need some Geritol...
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Feb 2017, 08:22
Moves me think of dolphins snouts. Are there many cypress trees in the area?
Larry Bliss: Ours is not a swampy area--I saw some in the environs of Wilmington.
Like Elizabeth's hoodoos.
Larry Bliss: I was struck by the resemblance, yes...
  • Ladicola
  • United States
  • 24 Feb 2017, 12:53
Interesting! I didn't know what they were either until looked at Astrid's link. And I like the composition of the photo.
Larry Bliss: Thanks for enjoying it!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Feb 2017, 15:56
An interesting title, they look as if they are begging for food.
Larry Bliss: Bird beaks, yes!
How very curious! I'd never heard of them - but, then, I haven't often been in a swamp - two or three occasions when birding in the US smile
Larry Bliss: You need more swamp time, Tom... smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Feb 2017, 07:47
It must be, because they are knee-height. Thanks for the education.
Larry Bliss: You're most welcome, sir, and thank you for the visual education you give us...

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