Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sunlight Changes Everything





Looking North from our yard is another tall, slender White Pine.  During our snowstorm two weeks ago, when I looked at it, the tippy top appeared brown.

I took a few pix to show the Pres just in case it was diseased.

I was wrong.

It is not brown at all.
The sun was playing tricks on me.  It is Truly Green.


Our World Tuesday



Did you know that you can identify the type of Pine by the number of needles per fascicle?
Just remember:  5 needles = W, H, I, T, E

"Pines are often categorized based on number of needles per fascicle, or bundle.  Eastern white pine is a five-needled pine, while pitch pine is a three-needled pine and red pine, Scotch pine, Austrian pine and Japanese black pine are all two-needled pines." 

12 comments:

Bee Lady said...

Sunlight does change everything, especially my mood! I'm always more motivated to do things when the sun is shining on me. I'm happier too. I can't like gray days.

Cindy Bee

Sandra said...

one of my favorite things to do is watch the rising son painting the tops of the trees this golden brown. sunlight paintings are amazing to me.

Susie said...

Glad your tree is dying. I have worried about a scotch pine we have many times....but it just must shed at times, it always brightens back up. We are to have one more nice day then it'll rain and snow. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, the sunlight can play tricks on us! I love the pine trees. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Lady Fi said...

Lovely to see some sunlight on the pines.

Ann said...

oh it does look brown in the first picture. Glad it wasn't diseased

carol l mckenna said...

Creative photos and what delight to find it was the sunlight the tree needed and you needed ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

NC Sue said...

Interesting contrast!!!
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/every-10-minutes-someone-in-us-dies-of.html

TexWisGirl said...

glad it's fine!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's a neat trick about the needles.

Breathtaking said...

I would definately have thought that the frost had damaged the tree,... how extraoidinary! Thank you for sharing your picture, and pine needle knowledge.:)

Rambling Woods said...

No I didn't know that, but now I do.. We have two blue spruce in our yard. Light plays tricks and allows for wonderful photos... Michelle

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