Thursday, June 28, 2007

Forever green



Some sort of interesting evergreen tree. Isn't it marvelous? Looks like dancing fingers. I just love looking at trees this closely. It makes me feel like I know a secret. I feel fairy-sized, like I can tiptoe up a branch if I wish. Click on the photos above for their full size. You'll see what I mean.

7 comments:

MC Etcher said...

Beautiful!

Speaking of trees, I'm sure there's a term for the two types, but I don't know how to begin looking it up -

Some trees have branches that grow out and down, and others that have branches growing up and out.

The 'up and out' version seem a lot more uplifting!

Bl√° said...

It looks like Cryptomeria; does it look like rubber when you touch it?

Karen said...

The tree is many miles away in a botanical garden, so I cannot confirm a "rubbery touch," but researching Cryptomeria makes me think you are correct!
Thank you!

J Milton said...

Yes! Of course - Cryptomeria - the leaves that grace the banner at Tree News. Almost looks like the same picture.

Great minds think alike?

maureen said...

karen -- those two photos are AWEsome! I love the depth of field you captured. makes me feel like i have my face right up inside the tree canopy. Love em

Karen said...

Thanks! Don't you want to dance up the branches?

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for blogs like yours. It' about time someone injected some love of the forest giants into the blogosphere.