cones of a different sort

I’d never seen any like this… still can’t put a name to the tree it belonged to.cone-6843He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, “Good fences make
good neighbors. 
Robert Frost


52 thoughts on “cones of a different sort

  1. It looks like a very young Douglas fir cone. I could easily be wrong, but google Douglas fir cone and you’ll see they have those distinctive tails on the scales. It rhymes! 🙂 And the needles look short like a Doug fir, too. It’s the primary tree around here – can’t get away from them. What a great photo, too!


    • It seems I got some other rather definitive responses saying the same. It doesn’t surprise me to find Doug fir here since it’s pretty ubiquitous. I didn’t look closely at the tree and had never taken a closer look at the cones… That’s what’s so nice about blogging….. ask, and you generally get some good answers. (Thank you!!!!)


  2. Very nice, Gunta…I used to find these along the trails in “my” Utah mountains. If you remember my post “Snow Cones,” it has close-up images of the cones resting in a bed of snow….


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