13 responses to “Juniperus scopulorum”

  1. Scott

    Looks like a life size Bonsai

  2. Matt

    I’m curious- where was this photo taken?

  3. Matt

    Ooops- didn’t see the part about Nicola Lake!

  4. Matt

    I would also like to add that it is found quite commonly in the San Juan Islands and the northeastern edge of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Also-and Daniel please correct me if I’m wrong-it grows in a few areas on Vancouver Island, I think.

  5. jenn

    Gorgeous.
    And on a bright day, it wouldn’t have been such a great picture. The taupe of the water is perfect behind the profile of the tree…
    All that lichen/moss living with the tree is fantastic.
    I just visited Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburg, and they have a charming little Japanese garden with bonsai displays. The contrast between the artifice and the real thing!
    Nature is just amazing.

  6. goat

    stunning photograph! Thank you so much.

  7. Maureen

    beautiful photo, Daniel — I’m glad your friend, Chris insisted on you taking this one. It almost looks like a bonsai juniper. Perfect lighting and exposure – you were lucky to have a cloudy day.

  8. Knox Henry

    An excellent photograph depicting the ruggedness of the plant and its ability to withstand the hashness of that micro-climate. Thanks Daniel for listening to Chris!

  9. Darlene

    The background looks like chrome. I like the branches that have no leaves it adds a spooky effect.

  10. Roger Burns

    As a film photographer I would be interested in the sort of camera used & the settings. R

  11. Ron B

    Washington Park, Anacortes, WA is a scenic and accessible place to see this species. Lots of spring wildflowers, too.

  12. Anthony

    The tree is good but this is an extraordinary excellent picture of water.

  13. Patrick L. Boyd-Lloyd

    Daniel – this is a gorgeous picture, perfectly capturing the unique quality of the J. scopulorum – and I agree with the above as to the contrast of the water.
    We have this variety in Texas – in fact, there is one that has this exact character at the front gate to our property ( along with several other J. virginiana’s on our half acre) and it is always loaded with berries – if only I liked gin!
    They are also all over the Big Bend area of SW Texas – I’ve captured a few on my travels there.
    Good job!

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