the fecund mother?

another rendering of archetypal mother…maybe…that’s what I thought, anyway, when I came upon this pine cone nestled into the curve of an old branch on the forest floor

enveloped pinecone

14 responses

  1. That looks like a big cone. It also looks like it has dropped all its seeds. I didn’t even know there were pines in Arizona.

    September 6, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    • It’s not too big, Allen…between the size of a golf ball and baseball, probably…and yes, there are lots of pines in Arizona…Prescott National Forest, Coconino National Forest…among others, are loaded with Ponderosa Pines…and maybe even others…and there are quite a few of them down here in the desert area, as well, imported, no doubt, but the northern forests are loaded with them naturally….

      September 11, 2014 at 6:55 pm

  2. The entire life cycle in a single shot. Definitely a picture worth a thousand words.

    September 7, 2014 at 11:26 am

    • I thought it captured it kind of nicely, Gunta….thank you.

      September 11, 2014 at 6:55 pm

  3. Yes, really nestled!

    September 7, 2014 at 3:34 pm

  4. I love the arrangement of the elements in your photo as well as the gorgeous colors…Great photo.

    September 7, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    • Thank you, Charlie. 🙂

      September 11, 2014 at 6:56 pm

  5. Fabulous photo Scott! 🙂

    September 8, 2014 at 8:56 am

    • Thank you, Adrian…I need to get back up there to the mountains……

      September 11, 2014 at 6:57 pm

  6. That is such a clever title, Scott

    September 9, 2014 at 1:17 am

    • Thank you, Andy…that nestled cone instantly reminded me of some of the sculptures pictured in my old mythology texts.

      September 11, 2014 at 7:01 pm

  7. Like a fertility goddess on the forest floor. Beautiful.

    September 12, 2014 at 11:23 am

    • Exactly, Karen…thank you. 🙂

      September 13, 2014 at 1:28 pm

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