Monday, 9 June 2014

Tree Following

The larch flowers have definitely developed into cones now!

 And the wildflower meadow behind the larch tree is looking very green

It was very sunny for much of my walk round Colinton Dell today and there were lots of bees in some places (not round my larch tree though). There were more bees than I could count in the 'Hidden Meadow' near Redhall Gardens though I only caught one on camera.


You can read my other recent tree following posts by following the links below. It's particularly interesting to watch the progress of the flowers becoming cones:


15 May

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12 comments:

Caroline Gill said...

I wonder if you were ever taught in school, Juliet, that flowers like these turn into cones. I'm sure I never was, despite using pine cones in those early days for all kinds of creative activities (usually involving empty cereal boxes, match boxes etc.). We certainly looked at cones on nature walks ... and tried to draw them!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Caroline, no we weren't taught in school about flowers turning into cones like this. Even on my Botany course at University we never studied larch flowers becoming cones.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love that bee capture :) quite an amazing shot actually! Have a beautiful Monday.

TexWisGirl said...

lovely.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Ok, so somehow I missed it that the Flowers turn into cones! Makes perfect sense, but have never personally witnessed it.

speedyrabbit said...

lovely,xx

Lady Lilith said...

Nice photographs. Good luck on your giveaway.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images from your tree following. The cone is neat and the flower is gorgeous. Have a happy week!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I would love to visit Scotland one day. It looks to be such a lovely place. Of course, I would want you to be my tour guide. :)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Bees and butterflies are busy here too!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I've never seen a larch, but have heard of them! I do love learning about other species around the world! Thank you.

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

After reading your post I thought how interesting it would be to see a time lapse film of larch flowers turning into cones. I couldn't find one but I did find this

http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/592978/view

It's a time-lapse video of larch seedlings growing with a cone opening on the right hand side. Seeing it all so very close up touches my humour as I felt I was watching a very bad sci-fi movie.