june 27

My little tribute to the lodge pole pine of Yellowstone Park: 

The lodge pole pine
is returning to the landscape following the devasting fires of 1988.
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This straight growing tree, perfect for teepee poles,
has a shallow root system and they pile up like toothpicks
on the higher elevations during strong winds.
The geyser fields are strewn with their ghostly bones.
2-IMG_5817Slow to grow but tenacious,
the lodge pole pine twists as it grows,
giving each limb fair access to the sunlight.
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The lodge pole pine is a tree for the ages. 1-IMG_5446
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