During November I want to see trees or leaves or anything found in a woodland environment
(this can include individual trees or leaves or woodland/forest views, fungi, wildlife or wildflowers – it can be of an autumnal flavour or anytime in the year, up to you)
I mentioned last week about Perthshire being the country of the BIG trees, so my final post for this month’s theme on trees is about the impressive giant Douglas fir.
The tallest tree in the British Isles is a Douglas fir sited next to the Hermitage in Dunkeld which is 12 miles from Douglas’s birthplace in Scone, Scotland. Douglas was born in 1799 and was one of the greatest plant hunters of the Pacific and NW of North America.
Many of our walks in the area took us through forests of these magnificent trees. Above and below are scenes from the walk to Bruars Falls.
The Douglas Fir (pseudotsuga menziesii) is named after David Douglas who sent the first seed back to Britain in 827. Its botanical name commemorates Archibald Menzies who discovered the tree in North America in 1791.
It can be quite amazing walking amongst giants.
If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules🙂
- Create your own post and title it November: Woodland
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Add the tag “GardenChallenge” so everyone can find the posts easily in the WP Reader
- Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in December.
- Please visit the sites in the comments to see what others are posting.
This is your last week to share any woodland, tree, leaves etc with me as next Sunday we begin the final month of the garden challenge which is:
Urban spaces – a town square, a flower tub, a hanging basket, a floral clock or any floral display including a public park. And as we are approaching Christmas you could even share with me your town’s Christmas lights.
Thank you for all your very generous likes and comments this month, it has been a pleasure sharing with you some of my favourite tree photos and visiting your posts. I look forward to seeing what you have to show me in December.
50 thoughts on “garden photography: big tree country”
Beautiful; I can almost smell the air and feel the crisp breeze on my skin.
I am a woodland person and most comfortable under a tree canopy. These photos remind me of the Canadian shield. Lovely 🙂
Yes, the area reminded me of Canada too, in a good way! I could see you walking these trails.
Me too. Hopefully one day I get to spend some quality time hiking in your lovely part of the world.
I want to walk along that dappled path. And what frames that shot? Are you in a cave? What a way to end the tree month.
Not a cave, possibly the arch of the bridge over the river. I went through for a view of the other side and the trees called out to me when I turned round to go back!
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Oh I do love big trees! Nice enough to hug! May I link to my Woodland themed post please Jude? https://discoveringbelgium.com/2016/11/06/the-fun-of-finding-and-photographing-fungi/
Of course you may Denzil, lovely to have you along. And I love fungi, just haven’t seen much this year.
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I just posted my entry for the forest challenge, and it’s a Douglas Fir, the state tree of Oregon, USA, where I live. I had to smile when I saw your post. I’ve quite familiar with these giants, as we have them all around us.
Ah, well you live in the home of these giants 🙂 Thank you for the link.
Great captures of these majestic trees, Jude!