Friday, June 20, 2008

Walkin' in Sunshine . . .

While my Mom was here, we took the kids out to Thomas Lake Park for a walk around. I've decided this is not my favorite park - we saw some dead fish in one of the lakes and there are not enough trails, but the kids had a great time and burned off some of that endless energy!!!

The kids took it upon themselves to blow as many dandelions as humanly possible, this ensuring their survival!
The honeysuckle were in bloom and smelled amazing!

Does anyone know what this tree is? It has these beautiful rose shaped pine cones?


  1. I believe that tree is a Larch. Were the needles kind to your hand and in disbelief you touched it again and again? If so then I am right on the Larch identification. It is a deciduous conifer.

  2. Yes, I think the needles were soft, but the pine cones are RED - click on the photo and it will enlarge.

  3. Hey Stacey!
    That is a cool tree. I agree with Heather. It is a Larch also known as Tamarack, and will lose all of its "leaves" in the fall. It grows 40 to 80 feet tall, so if you guys go out to buy one keep that in mind!