For many of us winter is eather a time we love or hate. Some se winter as dark and depressing, others like me se it as a time to cuddle up with candles and hot coco watching movies 😊
Some hate snow, others like me LOVE snow. Just wish we had some 😜
Amazing trees and most common ones here
A spruce is a tree of the genus Picea /paɪˈsiːə/,a genus of about 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees in the family Pinaceae, found in the northern temperate and boreal (taiga) regions of the Earth.
Spruces are large trees, from about 20–60 m (about 60–200 ft) tall when mature, and have whorled branches and conical form.
They can be distinguished from other members of the pine family by their needles (leaves), which are four-sided and attached singly to small persistent peg-like structures (pulvini or sterigmata) on the branches, and by their cones (without any protruding bracts), which hang downwards after they are pollinated.
The needles are shed when 4–10 years old, leaving the branches rough with the retained pegs. In other similar genera, the branches are fairly smooth.
Spruce are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera (moth and butterfly)
species, such as the eastern spruce budworm.
They are also used by the larvae of gall adelgids (Adelges species).
In the mountains of western Sweden,
scientists have found a Norway spruce, nicknamed Old Tjikko, which by reproducing through layering, has reached an age of 9,550 years and is claimed to be the world's oldest known living tree.
Spruces are trees that is the most common here in Sweden and we have lots of them at our summer house and at home.
As a kid I thought of Spruces as sticky and uncomfortable trees.
And only great thing about them was for Hide and seek.
But today I see it differently, and these pictures are taking at my brother's big land last summer, and I was taking a walk when I just felt like capturing the trees a little closer.
They are beautiful when you take the time to look closer and I love the mix of greens in these pictures.
Gives such a strong feeling when you see and feel all the coniferous.
Beautiful work of art by Mother nature once again.
On some of the Spruces there were tiny cones, and as they grow bigger they can be a pain when they are spread all over the yard 🙈
At our summer house the Squirrels and us have a struggle every summer, they throw cones at us when we are having dinner outside and we try to get rid of all the cones. Guess who wins? A hint....Not us 😁 lol
One of my favorite wiews
Taken at our summer house last summer and the sky was amazing.
Trees are such powerful creatures of nature, so It's no wonder they often have such powerful roles in many fantasy movies.
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