Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ABC Wednesday F is for...

.F is for Forests
Eucalyptus forest in India

Diversity is the mark of the Old Growth Forest at Ohanapecosh, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA

This could be my favorite forest view, the Taiga forest stretches across Siberia with mostly birch and pine. This was right outside where we were staying and a large copy of the picture hangs above my desk.

Forest of Caledonian Pines we hiked through on the way to Ben Dampf in Scotland.
Who needs cruise excursions when you can go on a hike in the forest above Skagway?
They may call it a "Woods", but Muir Woods is part of the Redwood forest in California.

Trees are sparse in the bristlecone forest at Great Basin National Park in Nevada. Bristlecone Pines only grow above 10,000 feet.

Twenty-nine years later, the boys check out what Mt. St. Helens did to the forest when it erupted in 1980.


Roger Owen Green said...

old-growth trees are so important, and deforestation is deadly for the planet.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gailsman said...

I love the smell of trees and damp earth in forests. Alas not too many around here. The closest is about 25 miles away.

ChrisJ said...

Great forest photos. For some reason I don't think of the silver birch as a 'northern' tree but they really are. As for the forests of Mount St. Helens that was truly an awe inspiring event. So sad to see all the trees gone and the damage done, but Nature soon renews herself. We visited there not too long after the eruption.

Pheno Menon said...

Too bad they are no longer respected. I love being in forests (atleast the ones that are allowed)

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

Anonymous said...

What lovely nature captures with beautiful contrasts of tones and light.

photowannabe said...

Wow, you really hit forests around the world. Love them all. Nice textures too.

imac said...

What a Tree-mendous post Kathy.