Abies lasiocarpa with a skirt.

botann(z8 SEof Seattle)August 28, 2012

Quite common in the windy, exposed, sub-alpine regions where it grows. The skirt is protected under the snow during the winter. Click on the picture to see more.

My wife and I took a trip to the Olympic Peninsula here in Washington State last weekend. It was a quick trip to see my wife's relatives and our former classmates, so I was lucky to get up in the park.


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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

phildert huh??? .. lol..

pic 12.. elk??.. high mountain moose ... oh.. next pic. bambi ...

pic 20 ID???? also called 41???? rigida or a real old green arrow???

story on the BIG!!! tree??? #37 aka 65 .. redwood???? WAG'ing here ....

well .... it surely doesnt remind me of SE MI .. lol.. where the average elevation change is three feet over 30 miles ... lol .. you guys and your trips to the mountains ... make me jealous ... and then i wonder if i would ever get int eh car if i were there ....

thanks for the effort to post them..


    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 3:28PM
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That's great to see.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 3:35PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Pretty impressive! Enjoyed the summer 2012 pics too!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 11:04PM
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Sounds like a nice trip. Always great to see conifers in the mountains!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 10:59AM
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Mike, you are a landscape AND photo artist.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 11:27AM
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"Click on the picture to see more" - doesn't work for me, they can only be seen by password

Is that some cones on the skirt foliage? If yes, that's very unusual. Or is it dead stems killed by sticking above the snow?


    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 9:37PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

Resin, that's Epilobium augustifolium, aka Fireweed. It looks nice in the mountains, but is a pesky weed in my garden. Clicking on the link below should work Resin.
I finally got around to labeling the rest of the pictures I took on the trip. Ken, that big tree is a Pseudotsuga menziesii, aka Douglas Fir. It's located near Lake Quinalt, a favorite hiking area for me. Yup, phildert. I was going to use Pete Moss, but it was already taken.
Yes, Ken, I think that is a 'Green Arrow'. I saw that in the town of Sequim, the driest place on the coast north of Los Angeles. It's in a 'rain shadow' on the leeward side of the Olympic Mountains. Pilots call it 'The Blue Hole'. I used to do a lot of hiking up in the mountains there when I was trapped in a small house with a small yard in Seattle. Now that I'm out in the country on ten acres, the need to hike in the mountains isn't as strong. I've been here since 1978.

Here is a link that might be useful: My garden

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 5:29AM
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Darlowek, Poland, Baltic Sea.

Pinus nigra with a skirt

Pinus silvestris

Eryngium maritimum

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 2:59PM
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