Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Purple Pine Cones?

 Exploring backyard serendipity at a friend's house today. Discovering.  

There is an endless array of conifers that grow well here in our acid soil and rainy clime. These small purple pine cones enchanted. I've never noticed them before. 

They grow straight up in the air! 

Salmon berry blossoms fill the green woods with first color.

Salmon berry - one of the earliest berries, a native in the woods. 

Tender tip - new tuft of lime green

This girl's name eludes me, but her color combination is great. Is it bugloss?


Susan said...

I, too, have never seen such a color of cones on a conifer. Do you know the name of it?

Bree said...

I love salmon berries!!!

M.L. Gallagher said...

Wow! I don't know the name -- but everything looks so incredibly lush and fragrant and delicious!

Anonymous said...

Aahhh, your pictures of nature's glory are like a breath of fresh air.

Maureen said...

The cones on trees here in Virginia are only light green when they appear and they are very sticky. They make a mess of hair when you make the mistake of walking beneath a low-hanging branch. I love the colors of the cones where you are. I have no idea what the plant is in that last image; it looks like a tiny furry bat emergent.

Anonymous said...

i haven't seen the purple cones before.
how wonderful!

A Simple Country Girl said...

That purple is amazing. They look almost clay-like. What did they feel like?