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mountain time

Posted by sluice z5b CO (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 18, 11 at 0:24

Sitting out on the back porch this morning with a cup of coffee.
Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Pendulum'

It seemed like a good day for the mountains, so we headed out.

Picea pungens

Fall colors starting to show in places. This narrow tree looked like a Picea engelmannii.

The lighter trees on this ridge are Pinus flexilis.
Otherwise, Picea engelmannii, Pinus contorta, Abies lasiocarpa, and Pinus aristata.

Pinus flexilis conelet

Pinus flexilis cones

Pinus flexilis cone (ripe!)

Picea engelmannii cones

Picea engelmannii cones

Pinus contorta cones

Chicago Peaks massif

Abies lasiocarpa

Picea engelmannii foliage

Picea engelmannii trunks

Picea engelmannii

Picea engelmannii broom

Pinus aristata conelets

Pinus aristata cone

Abies lasiocarpa foliage

Pinus flexilis, Pinus aristata

Pinus flexilis bark detail

Picea engelmannii 'Lucky Charm' dwarf

Picea engelmannii 'Lucky Charm' dwarf, cones

Picea engelmannii 'Lucky Charm' dwarf, cones

Yes, I did climb that tree.

Abies lasiocarpa buds and foliage

Seedlings (pine, spruce, fir) in a harsh climate.

Picea engelmannii

A nice blue Picea engelmannii.

Blue!

Something red, near the base of a Pinus aristata.

Populous tremuloides, it's getting to be that time.

Valley


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Great pics as usual Nate!


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Wonderful landscape, beautiful conifers, great details.

Thanks,Nate!

Wolfgang


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  • Posted by chohio 5-6 Dayton Ohio (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 18, 11 at 7:12

Incredible photos. I'd be real hard pressed not to sit there a few hours in that last one.
Cher


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What a way to start the day - looking at your pictures. Thank you. And dare I say Cone-gratulations.


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Sluice for President!

Dax


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Love the pictures!


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Those twisted Picea engelmanni trees are so cool! And I love the Pinus aristata photos, too. Thanks for posting these!


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Oppe fjelle!

Thanks, Nate! Some great pics.

Josh


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Absolutely wonderful images, thank you for sharing them with us! :) Makes me really bummed about the pine beetles out here in the Black Hills. Looking real pitiful lately. But your outstanding photos certainly are a pick me up.

~Tina


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Very nice!

I'd not be able to go there without collecting a couple of sackfuls of cones ;-)

Resin


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So much to admire here. I particularly like the blue Picea engelmannii.
Richard


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Symphony with conifer instruments


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Nater,

Did you dig that blue engelmannii up? ;>)

Dax


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