Thursday, 9 December 2010

Pencil Cedars, Queen's Park

06-12-2010 Queen's Park  (5)002

7 comments:

Rose said...

Great texture and the blue snow shadows in the shade of the trees :)

Leatherdykeuk said...

I wish I could capture the school-room smell of them!

aims said...

A path well worn and well used.

I love the bits of bark and dirt showing through the snow. I would find that very enticing if I came across it.

aims said...

Are they known as Pencil Cedars? And why?

Leatherdykeuk said...

thanks Aims.

They're known as Pencil cedars because they were originally used almost exclusively to make pencils out of. Juniperus virginiana - Wikipedia

Rose said...

Yep school rooms,nuns, and the cranky pencil sharpeners that reduced a pencil to nothing so quickly. Hated going up front to sharpen the classes pencils - often got clipped on the ear by the nuns for overdoing it. But the smell - it was good :)) Funny how you brought that back - convent days

Leatherdykeuk said...

Not a convent school here but a Catholic girl's school -- taught by nuns as well :)