Thank you everyone for entering and sharing your photos! It was another great month of photos and a tough decision again for the moderators.
The winner of the July photo contest is Snakecharmer:
The July trip report contest goes to Kiporby.
Congratulations to the winners!
The extra hat goes to Traveler.
Fog and Pine at Sunrise on Clear Lake in late June 2008. The "dots" on the photo are mayfly spinners from a HUGE hatch the evening before.
kanoes and silentbeard:
Kanoes is correct. Silentbeard's picture is not of a pine. Silentbeard's Genus Cedrus is indeed in the Family Pinaceae but, unfortunately, the two species in the genus, the cedar of Lebanon, and deodar cedar, do not occur in the wild in North America.
The white cedar occurring in the BW belongs to the genus Thuja, a member of the cypress family, Cupressaceae.
With the above having been said, I must add that I am generally in favor of granting poetic license.
Kanoes: If you so wish, you may redirect your bow to a generally westward direction.
Pine trees pining away on Pine Creek
Little Trout--July 2008
North end of Lake Agnes - June 2008.
Sunset through the pines on Fairy Lake
"The Moose Tree" Brewis Lake July 2007
Thanks for the compliment Navigator!
That was a beautiful autumn morning!
Moosecamp Lake, 2008
Fog rolled in one dawn on Iron Lake. Made the webs stand out.
Lots of really spectacular photos here!
Kanoes/moose plums - thanks for the comments!
I have to say that you all have helped to create a monster :D. We just got back from our first trip to the BWCA a couple weeks ago, and all of the advice and wisdom on this board was INVALUABLE! It's great to now be able to share a bit of my own perspective from this stunning place.
Red Beard - awesome reds in your sunset shot! You're living up to your name...
Sunset against the pines on Lake Isabella; seen from our campsite in July.
GREAT shot Im!
A Red Pine Forest On Brent Lake On a Rainy Day
Great shots everyone! Here is one from our trip two weeks ago. It was taken after an evening thunderstorm on Little Saganaga.
The beauty of Pines and Fir is the green they provide right after the awakening of ice out.
(not a valid entry as taken on Slang Pond in Adirondacks on 5/09/06)
Lost Paddle ~
What an awesome shot! I love the layers. We have a winner!
From our campsite on Fourtown Lake
Along the Isabella River
Good morning glorious world! Heaven's canvass and God's paintbrush create BWCA beauty. American Point sunrise September 2007. Enlarge this and see how the trees glow in the morning sun!
Sunset on Ensign
Yeah, looks like dog wood to me..HA
Just like that other pic looked like a woodpecker, Huh?
SORRY, JUST HAD TO DO THAT
Very cool big old tree. At first glance I thought it was a dogwood.
I always stop to look at this one. Hiking on the Angleworm Trail.
La Croix Island Pine 2008
this pine is on a island on LLC that i must have paddled by
a dozen times. this year with no timetable for returning
i explored the smaller bays and islands. unlike the wonderful
stands of Red Pine and the huge Whites i thought this tree
stood out as a example of old weather blasted ones that have
hung on over the years.
Phoebe Lake - Mother Nature was mad when she did this.
Some things need no explanation
Pipestone Bay Aug 2007
high water on basswood falls june 2008
high water on basswood falls june 2008
View from camp through the Pines.
Trees at Sunrise on the Gunflint Trail 7/19/08
Sunset on Jesse Lake "Quetico"
Picture taken on Saturday, July 19, 2008. Granite River, Maraboeuf Lake campsite.
On Kashapiwi lake - between a rock and a hard place.
Horseshoe Lake Pine - August 30, 2007
Seagull Lake Pine:
Island in the Sun
Island on Slate Lake
July 14, 2008
A sunny winter day along the South Brule River - January 2006
Kind of amazing what one can see in a tree.
HPD Now that is inspirational.
Angleworm in July 2008
Sunrise, Island River, September 24, 1999
This was the final morning of my first solo. Frost covered the low lands and fog hung along the water. The sun seemed to blast it's way into the new day, and it was (almost) a spiritual experience.
now dat funny......
I didn't know trees had Genitalia
Awesome picture Lightfoot!
In the morning fog and golden light on Angleworm Lake.
This stubborn little guy may be small but he's got the best seat on the lake. Quadga Lake, June 2008.
An old giant somewhere along the Nina Moose
Fourtown Lake Campsite
Evening Sky Lake One - July 2007
Crooked Pictographs pine
240 rod portage from Iron going to LLC.
Stuart Lake July 2008
The once and still majestic pines of Seagull Lake.
Nina Moose pine with interesting growth.
warrior hill pine
Moose Lake Campsite
Foggy morning on Oyster Lake
So, I entered this picture last month as a "landscape," and now I'm entering again for "pines," because it fits both categories and is one of my favorites.
"The Essence of Canoe Country" -
South Arm of the Knife. July 2, 2008
Just getting started...pine in an ancient fire ring
Look at this.......Just had to put this on, you're right about the location
NOT FOR THE CONTEST as I've already submitted another pic....
Piney Reflections - Jordan Lake 6/27/2007
Those look like Sapsucker holes, Satchmoa. Seems like they are more common on Birches than Pines. Cool picture.
Pine tree on Hudson
Here is a pic on the portage from Pauness to Shell of a tree that had some remarkable imprints in it. This pic is not for the contest since I have a entry already just something I wanted to share.
My wife and I thought this tree was giving us the Peace sign last week on Iron Lake.
A top the Palisades :)
I might as well post this for a third time. EP #23, Mudro Lake.
Pinaceae? I'll tuck that one away for Scrabble - use up those pesky vowels. Ha! And my wife thinks I'm wasting too much time on the "internets" :-)
touche! :) i bow "in your general direction". (holy grail reference)
"Cedar (Cedrus) is a genus of coniferous trees in the plant family Pinaceae. The family Pinaceae (pine family), is in the order Pinales and includes many of the well-known conifers of commercial importance such as cedars, firs, hemlocks, larches, pines and spruces."
Sorry to cut and paste on ya', but the topic was "pines"
thats a cedar...not a pine. :)
Rose Falls Area
A little fighter on Lake One
love your pic determined! i think i saw that last fall.
camp in insula june 2007
Visitors after a Storm- Bald Eagle Lake '05
Vista Lake 2008
On Alton Lake, at sunrise.
Should I bother? there are alredy tons of good ones.
Heres mine north wilder lake.
Between showers - May 08 on Lake 3
Nice one, Fishguts.
From a hammock in the pines
Pines on island campsite on Ballard Lake, Quetico, June 19, 2008
you didnt say "live" pines. :)
the ultimate *solo.....if i remember correctly, its between papoose and chippewa.
The "Menorah Tree" ~ Lake Agnes.
It is time to start the July 2008 Photo contest.
There is again a special reward for the July Contests. Along with winning a hat, Wilderness Passages Magazine, created by long time member QPassage, is giving a free copy of their great magazine and a 2 1/2 hour DVD of Quetico footage to the winner of the photo contest and trip report contest. For more information about Wilderness Passages, you can visit their website at:
The theme for this month's contest is "Pines". Post your best photos which capture Pines from the bwca/quetico region.
Monthly Category: Pines
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