Framed Tree (12/21/2010) A pine tree is framed by dissiduous trees. Give this area another 40 years and it will be nothing but pine (assuming no fires).
Fused Trees (12/21/2010) These two tree trunks have fused together.
Fused Trees (12/21/2010) The two trees in the foreground have fused together.
Pine Forest in Fog (12/21/2010) Neff Canyon is transitioning from a dissiduous forest of shrub oak and maple to pine. The snow and fog bring out the towering pine trees. PS: I accidentally slid down the hill I climbed to take this shot.
It rained for most of the night and finally turned to snow in the wee hours of the morning. I thought it would be a good day for a walk in the woods.
So, I took my camera out in the snow for a short walk up Neff Canyon, taking pictures until my lens fogged up.
Neff Canyon is gradually transitioning from a dissiduous forest with shrub oak and maple to a pine forest. As such, I was able to get several photos of small pine trees covered in snow (Christmas Tress!).