Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, and Anna
for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday
We have our usual walk to the small downtown district from our home. It's about 3 miles round trip. Recently, we've expanded a bit with a longer loop which makes our walk about 4 miles. Occasionally we hike through the woods, onto the Lid, and through the downtown district for a five mile walk.
On Saturday we did the quickest and most efficient walk possible. I had forgotten to purchase hamburger meat when I went grocery shopping that morning. So we walked directly to QFC and took the most direct route home instead of our usual scenic route through the residential area. That's when we discovered blooming flowers on an evergreen tree! Okay, they're probably not flowers, but they sure look like flowers at first glance. I'm pretty sure the center is what becomes the pine cone. I haven't identified the tree yet. We have birding books for the NW, but no tree books. If you can identify this tree, be sure to leave a comment. There are so many things all around us that deserve a closer look. I'm glad that I forgot the hamburger. And now I'm off to the KCLS site to request a tree book.
It could be a Norway pine/red pine.ReplyDelete
Let us know when you find out. It sure is beautiful.ReplyDelete
They do look like flowers! How marvelous - and yes, let us know what they are once you find out, Ramona.ReplyDelete
Ahhh walking and grabbing some great shots. Excellent! Ramona!!!ReplyDelete
Love the way you discovered this bit of nature! You just happened to be walking by at this point of the tree's development. Very cool photos, but sorry I cannot name that tree.ReplyDelete
awesome to see the beginning of a pine cone. It's some kind of pine. You can often identify them by the number of needles in the clump (bundles?), & the needle length. Let us know, & love the pictures!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Perhaps the flowers found you and they were asking you to slow down and take a look! What a great picture!ReplyDelete
I don't know anything about trees, but whatever it is, this is really interesting. And it sounds like you live in such a great place. In Denver, you could walk to the grocery store, but you'd have a heck of a time crossing a couple of major thorough fares to get there.ReplyDelete