the cedar tree beside my home recently dropped a huge pile of its branch tips. it carpeted the late march snow in in such a beguiling way, that i lingered over it every time i went in or out of the house. when the snow melted, the carpet remained over the damp brown soil. i have tried to recreate the effect here. i have never really noticed my cedars doing this in other years. i don’t know what brought it on. but it feels similar to when the oak trees mast in the late fall, letting down their acorns all at once. in any case, this photo is seasonal, but i feel as if i could sprinkle a handful of red berries on it, and it would make for a terrific holiday wallpaper.
cedar evergreen tips