TREE OF THE FAMILY

TREE OF THE FAMILY

Family Tree… In the Dutch translation of the bookseries ‘The Ringing Cedars Of Russia’ the words ‘family tree’ are introduced with the meaning of a real tree, a physical tree so to speak, or in proper English I guess, ‘a tree of the...
APPLE HARVEST!

APPLE HARVEST!

Around the 21th of October, halfway the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, most fruit on the trees have been harvested, as, depending on the weather, early night frost might set in. Depicted here is the hand of my grandson, who has picked a few apples...
CONIFERS 1 – INTRODUCTION

CONIFERS 1 – INTRODUCTION

There are more than 600 species of the Order of Conifers worldwide! Quite a number of them thrive in the Northern Hemisphere, such as the Pine, Cedar, Cypres and Fir or Spruce. Almost all Conifers are evergreen, winter-resistant and tolerate prolonged and severe...
CONIFERS 2 – FUNCTION AND PURPOSE

CONIFERS 2 – FUNCTION AND PURPOSE

Part 2. Conifers naturally grow in forests, but can also function well as solitary trees, for example in parks, in a row of trees, or as a tall green fence. And in addition to being solitary near houses and high buildings, the trees also adorn in groups, or as a mini...
CONIFERS 3 – LEAF AND FOLIAGE

CONIFERS 3 – LEAF AND FOLIAGE

Part 3. The leaves of Conifers can be either shaped ‘wide and flat’, in the sense of a sheet of paper (with a broad or wide surface), or oblong (which in size can be either small or long). The latter can be compared with the shape of a young blade of...
CONIFERS 4 – CONES AND STROBILI

CONIFERS 4 – CONES AND STROBILI

Part 4. The word Conifer comes from the Latin word ‘Coniferae’ which means ‘Cone-bearers’. This is derived from ‘Conus’ and from ‘Ferre’ or ‘Bher’ which means ‘Carrying’. More specified:...