Wednesday, December 15, 2010

very very

In Japan, you sometimes you run into very, very old matsu (pine) whose branches are being held up by "crutches" because their branches are very, very long.

Recently, we came across such a pine in Kyoto.

I've tried to piece my photos of it together. Hope you can get a feel for how long this one is.

8 comments:

Rick said...

Wow! That is a wide pine. I've never seen anything with more than 1 crutch! Nice job with the panoramic stitching. ;)

K and S said...

Thanks Rick, I had a hard time putting the pic together!

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

I like that the tree is propped up instead of trimmed to keep things simple. If I were a bird and "claimed" the whole thing as my own, that would be one big piece of property to spread the nest around.

K and S said...

Thanks Rowena, that would be some awesome nest :)

Take care.
Kat

jalna said...

That's ONE tree?

K and S said...

Jalna, yup, unreal, yeah??

Take care.
Kat

manju said...

I love interesting trees like that! Foster Botanical Gardens had some really wonderful specimens that we really miss. Thanks for sharing this.

K and S said...

I should re-connect with FBG the next time I go home, Manju :)

Take care.
Kat