i fell in love with these trees the first time i saw them. i’ve lived in washington most of my life and have never seen them here. my first viewing was while we were living in utah and took a trip up into the mountains. i don’t remember where we were exactly but it seemed that there was grove after grove of these trees. i instantly fell in love with their silvery bark and flat leaves which always seem to be moving; even in the slightest breeze. i love how they looked growing close to one another. i would imagine myself wandering through them for hours in my own little world.
well anyway, i just got back from a trip to idaho. we had a great time visiting with family and for the last couple of days we stayed in a cabin pretty close to yellowstone. when we drove up it was dark and late, but after breakfast i opened up the front door to these beauties. i was so excited. for some reason they just make me happy. i was a little disappointed at there only being a few and was longing to find a huge grove to wander through, (i still need to realize that dream)but was happy to touch and admire them.
here is a close up of the bark. seeing this sets me longing to touch them again.