there stands a giant pine in our neighbourhood
and it produces gargantuan cones.
this picture shows the cone in scale to my foot (size 8 and 1/2)
and this specimen wasn't even the biggest that i've found.
the towering tree is so huge... i couldn't get it to completely fit into my picture.
the tree dwarfs all the houses on the street.
even the needles are enormous,
some are even longer than the cones themselves.
i pass by this pine every morning
while taking the dog for a walk around the neighbourhood
it's a landmark that tells harlow and me
that we have only a block to go and we are home.
(this is when harlow gets excited because he knows
breakfast is next on the agenda)
everyday, i look up and stand impressed by its colosalness,
and then i look down to see if it's dropped another one of its monstrous cones.
and it has...
giving me my daily dose of wonder and amazement of nature.