Thursday, August 11, 2011

CONES

Have you ever seen cones like these? The conifer tree in my cousin's backyard grows this whitish coloured come. I have not been able to find out the specifics of this breed. The tree is growing in Braunschweig Germany.

It looks so unreal yet there it sit in all it's glory, sap oozing from it's top.
I have not found the internet  to be helpful in seeking the details of this wonder. Perhaps you can help me?

8 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How gorgeous, Heidi... I have never seen anything like that --so I'm no help. But---they are awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I wish I could help you identify this tree, but I can't. I can say, however, that you got some wonderful pictures.

Sandra said...

beautiful cones, and that header is really really speaking to me and now i am HUNGRY

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I don't know what kind of cone that is in the tree; however, that cone in your header looks incredibly delicious!

*Honest Abe said...

Truthfully, I have. I used to see some bright red ones on the neighbor's blue spruce. It also got sick and died and was taken down. Maybe the red cones was like measles.

I am still on virtual vacation – a sabbatical of sorts but love to pop in on people. To me it is something like opening the door on the outhouse...

You are always in for a big surprise!

christine said...

looks like a Deodar Cedar from what I can see :)
there's a good picture in google images, I searched for "white cones", under "Chatter the fearrington village blog.

Hope that's some help :)

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

I've seen this kind of cone here in Sweden. It's a blue fir cone called abies koreana which is a native to the higher mountains of South Korea.
Yes, these fir cones are truly gorgeous. And you've captured them beautifully.

Desiree said...

Those cones are sculptural works of art!