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Juniper in Fruit: Zions National Park USA


Juniper in Fruit: Zions National Park USA

Fruiting juniper were strung all along the canyon floor, so lush and healthy and most heavily bearing. In this high desert the rain has arrived today for the first time since September and bring a rare snow to the high mesa.



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are they white berries on the trees? it looks very pretty.

18 Feb, 2012

 

Looks like very rugged terrian, GT, did you have to walk up there?

19 Feb, 2012

 

They are a light blue, Sticki. And there were many. I shrunk the resolutin to fit on the site, maybe I shrunk it too much, not as clear as the original.

It is very rugged, but this is all along the river floor deep in the canyon so I didn't have to climb up anything.

Thank you both for the comments. :-)

22 Feb, 2012

 

Fascinating tree, thanks GT

22 Feb, 2012

 

Are these the berries they make Gin with GT......:)))

22 Feb, 2012

 

Could be Janey. I've collected them and they have a wonderful fragrance.

24 Mar, 2012

 

Well Greenthumbs you better look that up on internet because they do make juniper gin and something to look fwd to in the long wintermonths to drink to keep you warm, lol. That wonderful fragrance you will find back in the liquire.

10 Apr, 2012

 

I've only collected them for making beads, a string of juniper berries protects the home (a little folklore). I think the gin would be alright, but I'm not a drinker. My understanding of gin is that there are many ingredients, first created out of the herb gardens of monasteries.

10 Apr, 2012

 

You could be right there Greenthumb, I think all those monks have a wonderful time there making up conconctions and tasting them, lol.

12 Apr, 2012

 

What a wonderful time period for horticulture. Those medicinal gardens where of great fame. And many recipes like gin linger on, many of them a spirit for imbibing as well. :-)

16 Apr, 2012



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