This is a tree that grew from seed in the back yard over the course of 2-3 years.

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This is a tree that grew from seed in the back yard over the course of 2-3 years. I don’t remember why we decided not to pull it out as a weed when it started. I think we were just curious to see what it was. I never did find that out, but it took over the entire corner.

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Other iNaturalist users have suggested it’s a silk oak.

Sun halo. At ground level it was in the low 70s, but up in the sky it was cold enough for ice crystals. It’s hard to be sure, but I think there’s a bit of a circumscribed halo just outside the main curve of the circular halo.

Sun halo. At ground level it was in the low 70s, but up in the sky it was cold enough for ice crystals. It’s hard to be sure, but I think there’s a bit of a circumscribed halo just outside the main curve of the circular halo.

Sun halo. At ground level it was in the low 70s, but up in the sky it was cold enough for ice crystals. It’s hard to be sure, but I think there’s a bit of a circumscribed halo just outside the main curve of the circular halo.

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