Cypress tree (cupressus sempervirens) - 6th December
Cypress tree (cupressus sempervirens)
On the road down from the mountains
Most of the cypresses growing near the tree line (generally
somewhere around 1700m on the south slopes of the White Mountains)
are ancient gnarled beings hanging precariously to the slopes
or, sometimes, creeping on them like wounded animals.
them often and have admired and photographed them for a long
time but still, time and again, a new one catches my attention
and I need to stop and take one more photo.
The picture at the bottom with my (not small) car is to give
an idea of the size of them. They may look like bonsai but
they are no pot plants!