Sunday, June 1, 2008

Two Things Challenge: Alike

Deciduous light

The second part of this week's Two Things Challenge is Alike. For this, I chose these two pictures I took a few days ago. Both are trees, which makes them alike, but the top picture is a deciduous, or leaf-bearing, tree and the bottom picture is a coniferous, or needle-bearing, tree.

Coniferous renewal


Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 5/08

6 comments:

Bev said...

Never seen any coniferous cones like this before. They are alike, but of course they are at the same time totally different!

D.C. Confidential said...

Bev: I think this is how they look when they're young. But the fall, they'll be hard and brown. In truth, I've never payed attention until this year...

Maya said...

Beautiful shots. I was so excited when I moved to Seattle and was around so many deciduous trees that actually have leaves that turn in the Fall.

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: I love fall out here. It's so spectacular! Especially if we've had a fair amount of rain in the summer.

Dusty Lens said...

Pretty greenery. alike and differnt in so many ways.

I'm going to guess that the deciduous tree is a variety of maple, maybe a sugar maple, it has that small but wide maple leaf structure.

The coniferous tree is a white pine; that is my guess. Hard to tell, but it looks like 5 needles bundled in a group - a white pine. Red, (or Norway) pines have 2 needles bundled together.

D.C. Confidential said...

Rob: You're right, the deciduous tree is a maple, but I have no clue on the coniferous. I thought it was a Ponderosa pine, but it probably isn't. My guess is, you're right and it's a Red/Norway pine.