Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pines & Needles

While these magnificent specimens are, to some, simply background at the height of Spring and Summer, come Winter they take center stage.  And rightly so.  I just started exploring the various conifer forests at the NYBG as part of a conifer identification class I'm taking this month.  Also on tap were blooming crocuses and snowdrops.  At this rate, we'll have daffodils in bloom in the next two or three weeks.  Hope everyone is enjoying their Winter respite.  Are you chomping at the bit to get out in the dirt again?

My nephews Kellan and Braiden....not coniferous, although, at times, odoriferous.


  1. I love conifers. Those are some nice ones. Your nephews are little dolls, look exhausted too.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Michael these are are beautiful..up here in central NY we are still having winter so no respite...and nothing blooming either except a snowdrop or 2...snow is forecast here for this weekend...I live just N of Syracuse in Brewerton across the street from Oneida Lake...interesting winter though...not as snowy as we would expect this year.

  3. Michael, Your pine photos are nice. I was just out this morning taking pictures of some of the pine and spruce here. Got to have those in the Winter - not much else to draw attention to "life" at this time of year. Enjoyed my visit today. jack