42 responses to “Pinus ponderosa”

  1. David Tarrant

    What a superb shot.
    And how good it is to have Botany Photo of the Day back up and running.
    Great work Daniel. Thei site is such an important part of UBC Botanical Gardens mission .

    1. victente

      parece que el servidor es muy lento porque no bajan las fotos. me parece muy bueno que haya vuelto daniel a mandar sus maravillosas fotos . gracias mil

  2. Thomas Duzha

    Do these trees produce phytoncides? And if so, to what effect on insects and or humans. And in what seasons?

  3. Thomas Duzha

    Is there a greater or lesser sequestration of carbon by this type of conifer than a deciduous tree such as an oak or maple? Does the sequestration process in this tree continue all year round or is it dormant in one or more seasons?

  4. Mark Darrach

    The snow in the photo almost makes it seem like a painting! Great to have photo of the day back up and kicking – I always learn something!

  5. celia candlin

    Many thanks for the inspiration your site brings!

    I had been thinking lately how much I missed this infusion of beauty and knowledge and wished these offerings popped up in my Inbox!
    And, voila, suddenly you’re there!
    Thank you again.

  6. Judith B. Glad

    Lovely, but it did take 10 minutes to load. Any possibility of linking rather than attaching the big files?

    I am so happy to have you back.

  7. Mary Yee

    Wonderful photo! Glad to have BPOD back. Thank you. (I read Robert Macfarlane’s book–a very good read and I shared his dismay at the dropping of nature words from the Oxford Junior Dictionary. I’ll try to think of a word to fit the phenomenon you describe.)

  8. Don Graves

    Thanks Daniel… Happy New Year , …it’s nice to receive such inspiring images again, … & Ditto to the above comments,
    Good work!!
    If you’re looking for for furtrher sources of images from the Southern Hemisphere, in particular New Zealand, I’d be happy to share what I have, or to make an effort to collect specific examples within the top of the South Island …

  9. Judy Dunstan

    Lovely to have BPOD return. Missed the daily dose of beautiful photos and informative notes.
    Thank you and welcome back.
    Judy Dunstan

  10. Jo Kish

    Photo does not appear in the email. It also took a long time to load. I hope I can figure out what’s wrong. I sure have missed BPOTD. Thanks for your efforts!

  11. Nicole

    I am so pleased you are back!! Thank you.

  12. S. bodin

    Very glad that BPOD is back.

  13. Margaret B.

    Once again we can enjoy the spectacular photography and insightful plant descriptions – welcome back Daniel!

  14. Don

    The picture loaded almost instantly for me. However, I think it may have been saved at unnecessarily high quality. I saved a copy in Photoshop at the same size but at slightly better than half the quality of the original. The new file is less than half the size of the other (1.2 megabytes vs. 2.7). Differences between the images are virtually imperceptible until you view them at 200% or better, unless you have better eyes than mine.

  15. Knox M. Henry

    Absolutely delighted that BPOD is again alive and well. Missed you — a stable, informative site in this chaotic world!

  16. Pat

    Wonderful to have this gem of a site back. Thanks Daniel. Here’s a possible word for the phenomenon which you describe: prosorinifas. It’s a combo of the Greek for temporary (prosorinos) and snowflake (nifas). Sounds kinda like a disease, and undoubtedly I’ve butchered the Greek language, but it is original (and yes, I’ll stick to my day job).

  17. Nancy Rose

    I don’t have a word for the weather event itself, but as a descriptor of this beautiful photo’s painterly style I suggest “pointinivism” (a mash-up of pointillism and niv-, the Latin root word for snow).
    Really happy to have BPOD back!


    Glad to have you back coming into my home once again. Today’s Ponderosa Pines is especially beautiful considering we have had so little snow in Southern Maryland this winter. Keep sending your wonderful photographs and the very useful information with them.

  19. Jane / MulchMaid

    Delighted to see you back with Botany Photo of the Day! Like several others, I found this one took a very long time to load -b but so worth it when done!

  20. Katherine

    “Snow falling on pines” might not be a book title, as you say, but it would be an excellent start to a haiku, especially with such a great photo to inspire.

    So very glad to be getting BPOTD again!!

  21. Paddy Wales

    A most handsome photo, evoking place, temperature, and soundlessness. The write up and link to Robert MacFarlane’s article were a welcome indepth experience!

    I am so grateful to have Botany Photo of the Day back. Is it possible to “Like” with commenting?

  22. Wendy Cutler

    Nice to be reminded of that Robert Macfarlane article again – there was a link to it on the UBCBG forums two years ago. It didn’t get many comments, but I was amazed that “dandelion” would have been deleted from the Oxford Junior Dictionary.

  23. Dick Jensen

    See the latest issue of American Journal of Botany for insight into the complexity of this pine – apparently at least four or five species masquerading as one!

  24. Anna

    What a lovely photo! And with very coincidental timing for me. A developer recently bought the house next door and the first thing he did was remove the beautiful mature fir trees near our shared property line! (This was just last week). Of course I am going to replace them with large conifers on our side of the fence and we’ve been trying to decide on the type. We’ve decided on some pines, because they seem underrepresented here on the lower mainland and we’ve been strongly leaning toward Ponderosa Pines. Your beautiful photo may have finalized our decision. Thanks! Though I wonder… are these pines seriously susceptible to the notorious pine beetle?

  25. PAT

    Welcome back great to see you have your email.

  26. Trella Hastings

    A great photo as well as a lovely piece of art!

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