Sunday, 23 May 2010

Today’s Flowers #94 Scots Pine



Who leaves the pine-tree, leaves his friend,
Unnerves his strength, invites his end.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
(I pinched this quotation from Brian Johnston's site, linked below, because I liked it!)
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)
We saw these cones as we finished our walk the other afternoon and I asked Barry to photograph them. I thought they were developing cones.
In fact, when I started researching, I discovered (on Brian Johnston's most informative site)that these are male pollen-producing cones. I shall be looking for females next time we go past some Scots pines!
There's such a lot still to learn!
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11 comments:

  1. Cool looking, love the colors.

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  2. Beautiful Scots pine cone! I like the texture..

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  3. Marvelous captures, Janice! And very fitting words as well! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  4. Great shots. Great information. Very cool looking cones.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  5. Fascinating post Janice, and great shots that Barry took too. Such pretty colors.

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  6. Plenty of these around here and when the pollen falls it lines the edge of puddles and paths. Great shots.

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  7. Sticky and beautiful. Love 'em!

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  8. Oh lovely!
    My brother loved the Scots pines.

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  9. How unique and stunning. I'm in awe of these photos. :)

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  10. Incredible, detailed patterns and shapes in these cones! Fascinating!

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  11. These are beautiful. I wonder if the male cones have all the color, just as the male birds get the pretty plumage.

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