Montana Outdoors

November 13, 2013

Larch needle carpet

Filed under: Autumn, Trees — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:43 pm

Carpet of Larch needles

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  1. How pretty the yellow road is. Amazing how far the larch needles fly in the wind.

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    Comment by Victoria — November 13, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

    • Yes, walking through an area with a lot of Larch is like walking in a golden snowstorm.

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      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

  2. That’s lovely – really intense colour! A track paved with gold!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — November 14, 2013 @ 12:12 am

    • The trails and the old logging roads are the same. It’s beautiful and there are enough needles that the feel of the ground is soft.

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2013 @ 12:20 am

  3. So the roads in Montana are paved with gold after all.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 14, 2013 @ 1:09 am

  4. Amazing and Thank you so much

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    Comment by Gede Prama — November 14, 2013 @ 2:26 am

  5. Wow-that’s beautiful. We don’t have enough larch trees growing together in one spot to do that here, but the white pines make up for it.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — November 14, 2013 @ 5:18 am

    • The golden carpet is quite normal in these forests. It is soft and quiet walking on them and a mattress of them under the tree produces a delightful sleep.

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

  6. When I saw the photo my first thought was, “Yellow snow!” Of course, that brought other images to mind. I had a chuckle, and then went back to admiring the larch needles. I can’t quite get over them – I love every one of your photos showing them.

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    Comment by shoreacres — November 14, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    • They are trees to be admired and respected. The old ones are huge and tall, over 150 feet , yet hardly noticed in the forest until fall.

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

  7. Images of roads that wind round corners intrigue me; I want to know where they lead! These are great pix – I’m so pleased to have found you.

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    Comment by highland hind — November 14, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    • I have driven and walked hundreds of miles just to find out what is around those corners. This particular road is only 17 miles long. I walked every bit of it one day.

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

  8. You know what song came to my head, don’t you? Follow the yellow brick road, follow, follow, follow…. But seriously, that is amazing.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — November 14, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    • That comes to my mind too. The needle-covered roads and trails just beg you to follow them!

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

  9. Beautiful road … irresistible.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — November 15, 2013 @ 6:33 am

  10. That’s awesome! Your autumn is hardcore.

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    Comment by Candace — November 15, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

  11. Hi Montucky, What a great picture. The road really looks like it is inviting people to walk along the curving roadway. I know I like a cushioned surface to walk on. Good for the knees! Beautiful scene. Have a pleasant week ahead!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 17, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

    • Those needles are indeed soft and very quiet. The color is a plus.

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      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

      • Is the carpet of needles fragrant?

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        Comment by Steve Schwartzman — November 18, 2013 @ 11:02 pm

        • Not that I’ve noticed. The Larch intermingle with pine and firs which are fragrant so if they are, it isn’t noticeable. An endearing quality though is that if you are near a tree when the needles are falling it is like being in a golden snowfall. They are light and soft and very pleasant (except the ones that go down the back of your shirt).

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          Comment by montucky — November 18, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

          • If you have video capability, maybe one day you can film that golden snowfall.

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            Comment by Steve Schwartzman — November 19, 2013 @ 7:02 am

            • I”l put that on next year’s calendar. The larch are nearly bare now.

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              Comment by montucky — November 19, 2013 @ 7:58 pm


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