Sunday, May 17, 2009

Today's Flowers #40: Wild Flower in the Giant Tree Forest

This is the giant tree, Chamaecyparis formosensis,  that we mentioned in our last blog.  We visited this giant tree forest at La-La Mountain yesterday.  Most giant trees are between 1,000 to 3,000 years old.  This one is more than 1,000 years old, a teenager really.

Like old people, these old trees often all wrinkled up.  This tree actually fell down many years ago, however new branches have grown out from the remaining trunk.  Life is amazing!

I know that we did not actually show any flower, so here is one we saw in the forest.  We are not sure what it is but it looks like lacecap hydrangea in the US.

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9 comments:

Naturegirl said...

Truly a gift to be near a tree that old! Beautiful flower photo!

Blue said...

Interesting!

elk said...

what a wonder both tree and flower!

ButterYum said...

We have a fallen tree in our yard that has started to sprout new growth. We really love it.

Great post!

mimi said...

beautiful dainty white flower.

Regina said...

Wow, love the nature..
another great shots.

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Denise said...

Splendid images. I have really enjoyed your photos. Thank you very much for sharing.

Glennis said...

Amazing old tree, I like its old gnarled look.

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