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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