Trees

Life and Death in Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California II

Life and Death in Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California II

Amongst the oldest living things on earth, the ancient bristlecone pine tree, found at altitudes above 10,000 feet, in the remote Southwestern deserts of the United States, live up to 4,700 years.

The Patriarch, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California

The Patriarch, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California

Bristlecone Pine Tree Pearched Atop the White Mountains, California

Bristlecone Pine Tree Pearched Atop the White Mountains, California

Enduring and Evergreen, The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Tree

Enduring and Evergreen, The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Tree

Portrait of an Ancient Bristlecone Pine Tree, White Mountains, California

Portrait of an Ancient Bristlecone Pine Tree, White Mountains, California

Life and Death in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California

Life and Death in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California

The Old Man in the Tree

 

I am particularly interested in those trees which grow in the desert.  Certain types of trees, like the juniper, can grow in poor soil, in the harshest of conditions.  They are slow growing and somehow manage to survive where others have failed.

 

PerseverancePerseverance 

Anchored in Stone

Anchored in Stone

Juniper Tree Overlooking the Coachella Valley, California

Juniper Tree Overlooking the Coachella Valley, California

Portrait of a Juniper Tree, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Portrait of a Juniper Tree, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Windswept

Windswept

Canadian Trees

Striving Towards Heaven

Striving Towards Heaven

Red Pine and Golden Rod

Red Pine and Golden Rod

Walking the Dog

Walking the Dog

Breadth

Breadth

A Veil of Trees

A Veil of Trees

Tranquility

Tranquility

Forest Pathway

Forest Pathway

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Early Autumn Stroll

Early Autumn Stroll

The Starkness of Winter

The Starkness of Winter

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

 

I have always thought that trees have personality.  Their forms, shaped by nature, tell us about the conditions in which they’ve endured. 

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