While in Colorado I found the things I miss about the area. Bottle Brush evergreens, So I called them, the botanical name is Pinus Aristata also known as Bristlecone Pine. The Aspen trees look so beautiful, and the gardens attract Hummingbirds. I could hear them but never we able to see them. My Picture post for today is the Pine.
This is the Bristlecone Pine it grows at the elevations of 5,000 - 11,000 Feet.We were at 10,593 feet at the time I took these. the Pine is rounded pyramidal shape; branches have bottlebrush appearance; short, dark-green needles with specks of white resin; spiny cones; needs well-drained soil; slow-growing. I really like that smell of this tree, it is that of a sweet pine, clean with a woodsy undernote. The Needles are so soft. Below is a closer view of the Needles and cones.
This is a baby one they grow to 10 to 45 feet high. I just love the young look of this Pine tree.
You can click on all the photos to enlarge them for a closer view.