Another image from my “past prime display” series.
I’m not sure what variety these are, but the tree is growing in my garden. I picked just after I took the photo. Should have been picked earlier … they were a little past prime and starting to get soft.
These were at over 5000′ (1524 m.) in the Olympic National Park. However, they are found at lower elevations in meadows and grassy areas.
Up in subalpine terrain, common juniper grows as a ground cover. It doesn’t get noticed much, but it has a wonderful growth pattern … it is suited for harsh environments. This was taken at over 5000′ (1524 m) in the Olympic National Park.
When I use “Crop” here, I’m referring to the photo technique, not the agricultural term. These images are both from the same exposure, just cropped differently. I couldn’t decide which I liked better, so included them both. Looking at them on the screen at this moment, my favorite is #2.