Montana Outdoors

December 26, 2014

Large and small

Filed under: Trees, Winter — Tags: , , , , , — montucky @ 9:11 pm

Baby fir

Very young fir

Adult Douglas Fir

Mature Douglas Fir

Baby pine

Young Ponderosa Pine

Adult Larch

Mature Larch, sleeping through the winter

(Thought I’d get these out of my system before the real snow comes later in the week.)

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December 12, 2011

Cold combination

Filed under: Trees, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 11:21 pm

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There are both frost particles and snow on this fir branch. In the deep canyon where this tree lives it will not feel the direct rays of the sun again until May. Even existing in these conditions, this Douglas Fir may be still standing for up to a thousand years after our brief lives are over, yet our species in the one that is arrogant. 

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