Interesting trees

IMG_7224I shot this in Quebec, before we finally got snow. I took a lot of photos of trees on our various hikes. This path through a stand of conifers had a mysterious, dreamlike quality. I believe the trees are pines and hemlocks, but I don’t really remember.

IMG_7227There are some giants in these woods. I can’t figure out how they survived so long without being chopped. Every time I see one, I have to stop and admire its presence and tenacity.

IMG_7242This tree looked like something out of a fairy tale – the scary kind.

IMG_7365This was the biggest one of all, an ancient maple.

IMG_7367And, bonus, it was hollow inside!

IMG_7359There were few old hemlocks, too. So stately.

IMG_7362Trees are always an essential element of my winter hiking experiences.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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6 Responses to Interesting trees

  1. dirtynailz says:

    Thanjs CJ. I thought so too.


  2. lesleymclaughlin says:

    “Scary” tree pictures: Reminiscent of the apple-throwing trees in Wizard of Oz.


  3. HerbDoc says:

    Loved these tree photos! Just started working on my Christmas present to myself…a subscription to Ancestry. Although we knew my husband’s family came from Canada, we knew little else. I just found the citation for his grandparents in Montreal, Quebec. My side is all from Ireland, and I’m back about 6 generations there. I have never been so addicted to the winding travels of family! What fun!


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