The Leyland Cypress tree is a fast growing giant used as a screen for privacy around your yard. We have five of these beautiful trees that screen our deck from our neighbor. They are now about 30-40 feet high and merged together at their base. Here is a closeup of the branches at the base of one of the trees:
Next is a photo from the side where you can see the 5 trees forming the screen:
Now for two pictures taken straight up from the base. The first is with flash the second is without flash:
Finally, a picture of me blogging on the deck with the trees in the background.
Thanks to Becca Givens for hosting this fun challenge.