This week I have been attending a photography workshop on creating a Fine Art Book. Yes, I am capitalizing those three words. What I am learning is beyond just printing up a book of pictures. Oh yah! Streeeeeeetch! Do you hear my brain stretching? It is…
We are meeting at the Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship in Coupeville. Today I went into the office to inquire about the stewardship of this 179 acres in the center of Whidbey Island. To my amazement, I discovered that the tree I had noticed out by the road with the exotic cones is a Cedar of Lebanon.
This may or may not mean anything to you. If you have ever read the Old Testament, you know that the Cedars of Lebanon are renown. They grow tall and lofty. Their spread equals their height. They were used to build Solomon’s Temple. Actually, the whole economy of the Middle East flourished because of these magnificent forests that created their own eco systems.
I have researched them for teaching and was always so disappointed in the pictures I found on line. I regretted not looking for some when we visited Turkey. You can imagine how delighted I was to find one almost in my backyard–well a ferry boat and a pleasant drive away, but still near.
Please enjoy the images of this marvelous species. If you have any ideas on how to propagate seedlings. Let the institute know. They are interested but have observed no little guys popping up below big mama.
Marlee Huber ~ For Your Flourishing Life!