Guess this tree

Pine cones and Robin Andrea

Robin Andrea at Dharma Bums says,

I took this ridiculous photo of myself holding these two cones. It’s a crazy self-portrait with reflections of my laptop on my glasses, but I wanted to convey the size. I named these two Ego and Id because they’re bigger than my head!

They’re from a species famous for possessing the longest cones of any conifer — and for producing the largest trees in the pine genus. Think you know what it is? Leave your guess in the comments here if you’re feeling bold. But one way or another, be sure to click through and find out.

About these ads

About Dave Bonta

I write poems, blog, take photos, and edit a poetry video site called Moving Poems.

Posted on January 8, 2012, in Species portraits and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. This is a most fabulous advertisement! Those clever Fiat people. And I know the name of those pines — but only because I know Robin, so I won’t tell. They are glorious, aren’t they?

  2. Himalayan pine?

  3. Coulter pine? I have a bunch of these that a friend lugged home to Virginia from California. Speaking of pine cones every plant lover should see Vi Hart’s math doodling about the Fibonacci series. . . .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahXIMUkSXX0

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,320 other followers

%d bloggers like this: