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

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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!

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    • 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!!!!)

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  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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