Friday, April 27, 2007

Poetic Ponderosa's

The Ponderosa Pine tree is one of my favourite trees to photograph, often twisted , gnarly and bent out of shape, the bark on the older trees exhibit a lovely red color which looks very striking at sunset. Although I grew up on Vancouver Island, part of British Columbia's west coast where some enormous size trees grow including Douglas Fir and Red Cedar, I find the Ponderosa found in the dry central interior of BC has a special quality that makes them very photogenic, maybe because the trees could be a reflection of ourselves , we may be twisted, gnarly and bent out of shape, but that just gives us character just like the trees.

The image posted is of Ponderosa Pine trees living at Ellis Provincial Park near Vernon, B.C.

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