Sunday, February 12, 2006

Looking South

... from the cottage.



I had all but forgotten these photos until I made the previous post and realized that I already uploaded these photos in draft mode. These pictures were taken from just outside the side door. The door faces east, but I was looking south in these photos that were taken when the sun was lowering in the west.


I am not an expert on trees, but I think my BIL, who is very knowledgeable, has identified these as red pines. It makes sense, doesn't it, when you look at their colour in this photo? These are the same trees, or close enough, as the ones that you see the lower portions of in the above photo. The light was catching the upper reaches rather wonderfully.


red pines in late afternoon sun

 

11 comments:

Simply Coll said...

A gorgeous tree always makes me pause.

Bonita said...

Sometimes, a tree can be the best of friends. This one looks ready.

Dale said...

I love these comments! See how connected we are to trees? See how we value them? They give us pause. Friends indeed!

Christi said...

That last pic is really cool!

Doris said...

I definitely think we are on the same wavelength. I am totally enraptured by trees lately. Their bark, their roots, their branches against the watercolour skies of winter - everything about them seems to be "talking" to me these last weeks. Great pictures!

Sarah Elaine said...

Lovely photos! Makes me take a deep breath and forget about ur-banal-ity.

-epm said...

Lovely shots, AC. Let me know if you have a room to let. :)

adannells said...

Very nice pictures! You live in such a beautiful place!

PBS said...

Those are beautiful trees. We have a lot of blue spruce around here that are pretty (in a different way) too.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I would guess these are not red pine trees. They are all twisted and misshaped like the foreign scotch pine planted near here.

In the Bush red pines are tall and straight with a long trunk before the the first branches. They are prized to be cut for hydro poles, for which a premium is paid. I think they are more beautiful than the grand white pine.

-epm said...

The bark looks like red pine. Are the needles grouped in threes at the follicle?