Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pine Flowers

You don't normally think of the pine trees that we have in the Bella Coola Valley - shore pine or (Pinus contorta), which is the coastal version of lodgepole pine - as having flowers, but all of our coniferous trees have flowers this time of year and this photo is what the pine flowers look like, they are all female flowers and the male pollen flowers are usually a bit lower down on the branches.  

It was a pleasant warm day in the Bella Coola Valley, lots of sun and not much wind.  Stormy weather is supposed to come, but we were spared today.  Grizzly

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