Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Winter Trees

We just had our first real snow this November and the trees are absolutely beautiful.  I don't know whether the deciduous trees out-lined in white which greatly accentuates their form are prettier or the conifers bent under snow.  It's wonderous how their architecture is such that even though they have leaves which can catch and be weighted down by snow, the leaves are needles and the branches flexible enough to bend down and let the snow load off.  Needles hold less snow than broad leaves and in the case the white pine, the needles themselves bend to shed the snow.

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