Monday, February 8, 2010 at 9:42AM

I was struck this morning - as I am many mornings, but today I went to get my camera - by the large Sycamore tree off the parking lot by my office.  This majestic specimen is actually a sycamore hybrid, a cross between an American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis L.) and an Oriental plane tree (Platanus orientalis L.)

This tree always merits a brief glance, but today something about the smooth, mottled bark, the sinuous trunk, and the crystal blue sky really got my attention.   

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