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waiting for the ferry


waiting for the ferry (Abies lasiocarpa (Alpine Fir))

I took this photo waiting in line at the ferry...I get glued to the cattails with Redwing blackbirds sitting on top of them along the same waiting area...have not as yet managed a shot of them.



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I realized after seeing the close up of this photo that this is not a pine for some reason in my memory I thought it was....not sure what it is...anyone know?

21 Sep, 2008

 

It looks like an owl. Is it? Great picture though.

21 Sep, 2008

 

its whats called a monkey puzzle tree.if you touch one you will know why.
the name came from a european as monkies never live with them.it is also one of the oldest forms of life on the planet.way before any animal lived and they still looked like this.mad hay im full of usless info lol hope ive helped

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22 Sep, 2008

 

Oh m'gosh Noseypotter tis a new language I'm seein!!! lol

27 Sep, 2008

 

what do you mean polly ?

27 Sep, 2008

 

hmmm... I thought it was a succulent known as Donkey's Tail...lol. but no...It isn't. Monkey Puzzle trees are native to Chile and are usually pretty picky about where they are sited...is this on Public Land...or a private garden...they're expensive trees and very picky about drainage...don't like a lot of winter moisture..from what I've read.

28 Sep, 2008

 

This tree is actually in a the yard of someones home close to the ferry dock in Edmonds Washington...it is situated on a bluff over a salty windy bay. The birds all landing in it is what drew my eye to it.

28 Sep, 2008

 

ow the seeds are prized for eating to

5 Oct, 2008

 

Really? Prized by birds or people N.P?

5 Oct, 2008

 

people real tasty aparently

6 Oct, 2008

 

Huh...never would have thought it...thanks for the info..will be looking for those seeds...now I'm curious...

6 Oct, 2008

 

they stand out as there brown aposed to green worth about $6 each

6 Oct, 2008

 

No way...who buys them.

7 Oct, 2008

 

people who eat them.the same snobs as eat caviar no doubt lol

8 Oct, 2008

 

I am not a caviar fan at all..LOL...

9 Oct, 2008

 

Hi Catfinch, I also thought it was Donkey's Tail.
Those look like morning doves on the stem

10 Sep, 2009

 

The tree was covered in these little grey birds..and yes I have to agree..it had so many limbs compared to a monkey puzzle tree.. I just imagine they are of the same family.

10 Sep, 2009



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