Juniper Berries by BlueMoonRose

Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT OR AS WE MISSED IT! on 31 December 2013 and in THE RAINBOW GROUP on 18 February 2014
Tiny cones which appeared on one of two conifers purchased from a garden centre in the early 1990’s for the garden of our present home in the North-East of England, where they thrived and grew very tall. This was my favourite out of the two,the other one being dark green in colour. This tree used to turn bright green in summer. I was told that it was a thuja tree (a member of the cedar famiily, but whether this is correct of not, I do not know. If anyone can identify it positively, I should be most grateful. This photo was taken in 2008, a few years before the trees succumbed to disease and, sadly, had to be felled. Grateful thanks to fellow artist, Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters for identifying them as juniper or cedar.

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My life is divided between teaching Music and Photography. The instruments I play are organ, piano, clarinet and saxophone. I taught German and Spanish before my retirement, but since I got my digital camera no longer have time for them!

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    nice find xx

  • Thank you, Lynn. Happy New Year!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • vette
    vetteabout 1 year ago

    Very nice image my friend, it is so nice to see greenery, as right now most of ours is covered in snow :o) Nicely captured and presented as always. Happy New Year to you and yours…may 2014 be full of joy, happiness and prosperity. Susan

  • Thank you, Susan. All the very best to you and your family in 2014!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you very much for this lovely feature, Pop’s. It is greatly appreciated!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 1 year ago

    Juniper or Cedar. LOVE the smell of these but they’re REALLY invassive in my area…being the only evergreen native to our location. Cattle and other critters won’t eat it because of it’s toxic sap

  • Thank you very much, Carla. I was unaware that they had a smell due to damage my nasal membranes, when I worked in laboratories in London many years ago, and my nostrils were assaulted with formaldehyde, xylene and the fumes of numerous acids and alkalies in concentrated form on a daily basis. I have not been able to smell the sea for the last three decades! A very happy New Year to you and your son!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful pine tree … Happy New Year !!!! ☺♥

  • Thank you, Evita. Happy New Year!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 1 year ago

    thanx so much dear lady…my son will be back from visiting his dad on Sun. so my new year will begin then. :o) HORRIBLE that you had to work in those kind of conditions only to find out later the horrible side effects. I always love going near the ocean simply for the smell. I get teased often when out mushroom hunting as most the hikers with me are smokers and can’t smell a mushroom under their nose but I can sniff them out a mile away. ~wink

  • That probably explains why smokers are only dimly aware – if at all – of how awful they smell. I had a lifelong battle with my mother over smoking. Apparently when I was a babe in arms I used to waft my grandfather’s pipe smoke away, when he picked me up! Unfortunately, while I got my mother to cut down for short periods, when she was staying with us on holiday, during which periods she habitually remarked that she “had not tasted food like this for years”, she always went back to it major time, when she got home. You have probably guessed the end to this story. She got cancer and died at the age of 66. I cannot understand why hikers, who presumably like to be out in the open air, smoke the vile weed. I just hope that I never meet a tobacco baron at the end of a dark alley…!!!!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you very kindly for featuring my picture, Arlane. I really appreciate it!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Fabulous capture,

  • Thank you, Ann.

    – BlueMoonRose

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