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Speechless Sunday, Sycamore Sunday

American Sycamore, American Planetree, Platanus Occidentalis, Occidental Planetree, Buttonwood Tree, what ever name you choose to call them, these are very photogenic trees! This one happens to be on the Village Green in New Milford, CT. Old Sycamore's are common sights here, and they can live to be 400 to 600 years old!


American Sycamore


Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors

2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor


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Comment balloon 20 commentsAndrea Swiedler • September 27 2009 07:37AM


Nice shot.  I can see the fall colors coming out.  Enjoy your Sunday.

Posted by Yvette Gardner (Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC) almost 10 years ago

Hi, Andrea. Wow, what interesting bark. You don't see Sycamore used for furniture making or it a soft wood, I wonder?

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) almost 10 years ago

Hi Andrea, Great shot and beautiful photo, thanks for sharing.  Have a great Sunday!

Posted by Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust! (Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions") almost 10 years ago

We call them Buttonwood Trees where I am from! Great photo. Thanks for sharing it with us this morning.

Posted by Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale (Sells Real Estate, LLC) almost 10 years ago

Good Morning my friend-Love the fall colors in both of your posts. Hope you are doing well. I miss ya. I have been working a full time job in addition to my VA job so I haven't been in the rain much. I did a post about it on Thursday. I probably will have the extra job thru the end of Oct. Have a great Sunday my friend. <SMILE>

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) almost 10 years ago

Great photo..400 to 500 years is incrediable!! Keep the photos coming.

Posted by Pat O'Reilly (RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth) almost 10 years ago

Incredible tree.  Thanks for sharing the up close and personal version...

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Andrea, the texture of the bark makes for a great photo. Thanks.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA almost 10 years ago

Andrea - Spectacular vivid colors.  (I need a new camera).

Posted by Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake (Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho) almost 10 years ago

Nice photo, Andrea!  We are starting to see a few colored leaves in these parts!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Interesting photo angle, looking up the trunk. If not for the width it could also be a sick white birch.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 10 years ago

Andrea another great shot.  In a few more weeks everything will be so colorful.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) almost 10 years ago

And they say old as dirt Andrea? They obviously don't know about your trees!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

Terrific shot, Andrea! I love shooting "up" trees. Took a similar one of an aspen today!


Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) almost 10 years ago

Andrea that is a beautiful shot, you are getting to be very good with that camera.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 10 years ago

Great perspective on this photo Andrea.

Wonderful colors too!

Keep shooting my friend!


Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 10 years ago

Hi Andrea, I love this photo - wanted to come over and congratulate you on winning the Nature & Marketing Contest!!  Fabulous job, Andrea, and I loved reading the story about your dog cow !

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) almost 10 years ago

Hello Yvette & Dennis, thank you so much! Fall is here!

Leslie, thank you! Actually I just did a quick google, and it is used in furniture and flooring, how about that. Who knew?

Gary, I hope you have a wonderful week. Thank you so much.

Hi Dick & Dixie, whatever they are called, they are very interesting!

Sharon, I read your post, you are a busy beaver! Thank you, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Pat, isn't that amazing? We have some old ones here, and I never realized what they are. This winter will give me good shots of them. Thank you!

Diane, you are very welcome, they are indeed very interesting trees. They make for good photos!

Hello Michael, I love the bark, I stared at it for a while, then ran and got my camera!

Kent, I love my camera. I got this Pentax because I take a lot of snow photos, and it is weather proof. Thank you!

Hi Pat, thank you! I just love fall, it is such good camera time!

Ed, a sick white birch, LOL that was funny! Thank you!

Jennifer, yes indeed, we will be picture taking fools here soon enough. Thanks!

Al & Peggy, LOL, they do get old. I will share photos of the older ones this winter, they are cool looking!

Debi, it is an interesting perspective for some trees. Thank you!

George, I just love taking pictures, thank you!

Craig, fall is my favorite, thank you! I can't get enough good weather to take pictures, but I will do my best!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 10 years ago

Mary, you are so sweet, thank you! I really do miss my Patsy, so this was extra special to me. I was blown away actually.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 10 years ago

The cities plant a lot of sycamores out here, but according to my marketing guru, they need more water than what they get out here, which is why they never look very good.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) almost 10 years ago