Saturday, July 17, 2010

(Day 196) Fruitful trees

Thurs. July 15, 2010

Everyone knows that pine trees bear pine cones and oak trees bear acorns. I’d never really taken a closer look at cedar trees to see what fruit they might bear, even though they represent the vast majority of trees on our land. It wasn’t till I had to find an out of the way spot for our dog to relieve herself some distance from the cottage that I took the time to look at the surrounding cedars. I was surprised at the clusters of ‘fruits’ I found on them. Early this evening, while my granddaughter looked after Sasha and tiptoed carefully through the ‘minefield’, I made a few photos of the fruits, if that’s what they can be called.

(60mm  f5  1/50 sec  ISO400)

8 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

Very interesting...I don't think I have seen Cedar fruit before. They are a very pretty yellow. Nice macro!

darlin said...

Welcome back Rick. This is very interesting, I never would have guessed.

imac said...

Love the colours on this shot Rick.

teca said...

I have never seen anything like it, so very yellow ...

Kisses.

Rick said...

@Carolyn Ford - I hadn't really taken much notice before either, and I'm not even sure if they're fruit or just seeds. Thanks Carolyn.

Rick said...

@darlin - good to be back Darlene; I did have my laptop, but no connection to be had (just as well).

I don't think there are cedars in Alberta, are there ? At least not anywhere near Calgary.

Rick said...

@imac - thanks mac; I guess we were there at the right time of year.

Rick said...

@teca - thank you teca (and thanks for the English - I don't have to translate tonight ;-)