Saturday, June 11, 2011

Of Cones and Color

The cones in our eyes are responsible for our perception of color. Ask any child the color of a pine cone and he or she will probably answer brown, like in the photo above of the Larix laricina (American Larch or Tamarack). But the young female cones of this native tree are a beautiful rosy color and as pretty as any flower.

Young female cones of Larix laricina

Just a thought on cones and color inspired by some beautiful sightings this week. Of course, now I wish I knew all there is know to about them.

No comments: