Friday, March 19, 2021

RANDOM PHOTO - A PINE CONE

 

 
"No one can look at a pine tree in winter, without knowing that spring will come again in due time."

~Frank Bolles~
1856-1894

Frank Bolles was a writer and university secretary, born in Winchester, Massachusetts.  He developed a love and an appreciation of nature that never left him.  


Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.







44 comments:

  1. We are seeing lots of new cones and pollen on every tree! Love your photo!

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    1. Thank you Diane, always lovely to see the new pine cones, not so much the pollen :)

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  2. our pinecones are gone and those thingys that stick up about 3 inches and are FULL of yellow pollen just popped up 2 nights ago. went to bed and not there, now they are... our cones are small, in Savannah we had giant ones.

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  3. Stunning photograph. I had never thought of pine cones as a harbinger of spring - but you are right. I do agree with you about the pollen though. Pollen is not my friend.

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    1. Thank you EC, I know family and friends who are super allergic to pollen. Nature is amazing but it has its moments :)

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  4. Excellent photo of the pine cone. I never thought about this, and only applied the quote to Crocus. But he is right!

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  5. Such a lovely photo, Denise. Our neighbors pines gift us with some beauties. I agree with Bolles' quote. By this time of year I wish Spring would come quickly.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen :) We have a beautiful big pine tree in our yard. I should take more photos of it. Looking forward to that warmer weather.

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  6. so happy to see this, reminded me of the huge pine cones in California I gathered from the sugar pines, over 12 inches long, a sight to see.

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    1. How wonderful Linda :) Glad you enjoyed this.

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  7. True quote there.
    Often many, many years ago pine cones came in handy for the fire.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, that must have made a wonderful aroma on the fire :)

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  8. They make good Christmas decorations too.

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    1. They do indeed, I have a couple of my own :) Thanks Diane!

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  9. Hello,
    We have a lot of pine cones in our neighborhood and front yard. I love the quote and pretty image. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  10. I like pine cones! We've a few pines and many cedar.

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    1. From what I have seen from your photos, I love all the trees in your area :)

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  11. My in-laws live in Winchester, Mass.

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  12. Hello Denise,
    Strangely I also took some Pine cone images on my last trip out, super quote.
    You all take care, stay safe,
    John

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    1. Thank you John, I shall look forward to seeing your photos. You take care and stay safe also :)

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  13. Spring arrived here this morning with a heavy frost! Keep safe Diane

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    1. I hope it won't be long before you can look forward to the warmth of morning sunshine Diane :)

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  14. I love the angle you took that shot from Denise. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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    1. Hello Margaret, glad you liked my photo and you have a very happy week also :)

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  15. A very nice photograph.
    I hope your weekend has been a good one.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan and my weekend has been very nice thank you. I hope yours has too :) All the best!

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  16. I do love pine cones but never have taken a good photo of one. I like this one.

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    1. It was just a perfect day for taking photos of these beauties Rose, I really lucked out :)

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