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Posted April 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm

The only popping here are my knees from a winter of shoveling. Some swelling as well. 😉
Nice shots as usual, RC and to the Klemens, nice pix as well.

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Posted April 3, 2015 at 7:16 am

MR Smith, it’s really nice to meet you, and the man who takes those savory pictures, what kind of lens do you like for close-ups like that? what kind of camera? I use 60D canon and have a few lenses too, I’ll use my 40mm to get some conifer close ups today 🙂

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Posted April 3, 2015 at 11:38 am

Great shots! I will try to post some.I am such a terrible photographer that I am hesitant. However Jan LeCocq (my blog partner, the photographer) will be visiting in 10 days so maybe we’ll put up a bunch then

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Posted April 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Mr Deadbeat (I wonder if you have a “real” name you might like to share?), It’s nice to meet you as well! I upgraded to a Canon 6D a couple of years ago and I am VERY happy with it. It was a big jump up from the 10D I had been using for many years. I used the Canon 100mm 2.8 macro lens for some of these shots, but I also used the 70-200 f4.

Sara – YES, you two need to post some shots of what’s happening in your neck of the woods!

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Posted April 3, 2015 at 4:34 pm

I’m shooting with a Panasonic Leica 45 Macro f/2.8 ( 90mm equivalent) on a GX7 Micro 4/3.

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Posted April 3, 2015 at 9:26 pm


Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’
I just love the colors, the upright cones, everything.


Pinus parviflora ‘Tanima no yuki’
The lighting and camera (it’s a cell phone camera) aren’t the best, so the cream-colored foliage isn’t all that visible, but you can clearly see the new candles. I obtained this 2015 Conifer of the Year from a mail-order nursery; I’m still waiting for the other two 2015 Conifers of the Year to arrive from the ACS.

My firs, pines, and yews are all sporting new growth. The bald cypress, dawn redwood, and larch are just beginning to leaf out. Most of my spruces are showing buds but haven’t “popped” (with the notable exception of the Picea glauca “Pixie Dust,” which is rather spectacular). My Chamaecyparis obtusas (of which I have a ton), junipers, and cedars are also lagging a bit. But it would be mildly disappointing to have everything happen at once. There is about an eight week period here where it’s worthwhile to walk around the garden every day to check out what’s new.

Dean

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Posted April 4, 2015 at 7:06 pm

Dean, I sure agree about ‘Silberlocke’ – so much to like about that tree! Your ‘Tanima no yuki’ specimen looks great, I love that the ACS has made some very cool cultivars available over the years.

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Posted April 5, 2015 at 9:09 am

Hi Mr Smith…………not much action in the way of cones yet, my Siberlocke does have some tiny red cones emerging 🙂

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Posted April 5, 2015 at 11:49 am

Picea glauca var. albertiana f. conica ‘Jalako Gold’ looking really nice yesterday.

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Posted April 5, 2015 at 2:08 pm






few things around my place 🙂

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