I believe this is a Subalpine Fir with the upright and silvery needles.  Its cones also grow upright along the branches.  These photos were taken along the stream in Little Cottonwood Canyon, in the Wasatch Mountains, to the south and east of Salt Lake City, Utah.

10 responses

  1. Very nice, Scott. I particularly like the semi-abstract qualities of the close-up.

    December 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    • Thank you, Kerry. I was very pleased with the details. And yes, it is almost abstract, somehow…kinda pretty, too. 🙂

      December 16, 2011 at 2:02 pm

  2. You never cease to amaze me with your photographs and insights! Just keep them coming!

    December 16, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    • Wow! What a wonderful comment! Thank you, Steven. 🙂

      December 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm

  3. Hi,

    Thanks for your nice words in “Lower Dover field Journal. I tracked your blog, and will read and enjoy the photographs at leisure. I love to read about other countries , from people living there. n case you are interested in India, feel free to ask for information. 🙂

    Thanks a lot.

    Busy with a big Christmas party today .

    Have a good day.

    December 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    • Hello Pattu – thank you for visiting my blog and for following it now. I do hope you enjoy the pictures…it’s nice that we can travel to other countries through the stories and pictures that we find here in other people’s blogs and stories on the internet. Have fun with your Christmas party. And thank you for the invitation to ask about India. I will definitely check-in with you on your country. 🙂

      December 16, 2011 at 8:11 pm

  4. These close-ups are amazing! I like the last one in particular, because you can see the individual crystals of ice.

    December 18, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    • Thank you, Jane…I think they’re pretty amazing, too! Kinda crazy!

      December 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm

  5. The last photo reminds me of rock candy that we made when we were younger! Fabulous photos.

    December 19, 2011 at 8:42 am

    • Thank you, Lori…and I remember those rock candies, too. 🙂

      December 19, 2011 at 7:18 pm

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