Cold Tree

“A beautiful form has as much life at one season as another.” ~ Henry David Thoreau.

The distinctive cone shape of the Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) is actually kind of similar to the distinctive cone shape of the Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum). Both species grace Brooklyn Bridge Park and both appear “bald” this time of year. And, in the cold, battened down — or maybe that was just me, being iced in the cheek by the wind off the water.

1 Response to “Cold Tree”

  1. 1 alphonsegaston January 25, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Yes, it is beautiful. Right now my patch of woods is not because of all the crossways trees from the derecho in June. Rather spoils the symmetry.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Bookmark and Share

Join 426 other followers


  • When that dawn haiku doesn't look as good typed-up, just say that between this morning's garbage trucks I heard a Kestrel calling. 31 minutes ago
Nature Blog Network


%d bloggers like this: