October 23, 2009


Tamaracks are a surprising tree; they are conifers, producing delicate small 1/2 inch cones looking like tiny rosebuds; they are also deciduous, their slender needles turning deep yellow in later fall, and then dropping. I don't know of any other conifer that does this. They are beautiful to see at this time of year, a golden haze of shimmering light.


  1. In our drive today, the tamarack glowed, so vibrant in the grey mist. It was the day of the tamaracks for us, so nice to find tamaracks here with you also.