Zen circle on Pink Lake

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  1. Lynette

    Lynette Active Member

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    I don't know if this qualifies as a botany photo but it sure was striking to see this birch in the middle of Pink Lake in Gatineau Park, QC. The background is the reflection of flora on the water's edge.

    from Wikipedia

    Pink Lake is a meromictic lake found in the park. Tiny algae within the lake give it a bright green colour. The lake's name comes from the Pink family who originally owned property in the area.[25]

    King Mountain, the highest peak in Gatineau, rising an almost vertical 345 meters from the Eardley Escarpment, was the first triangulation point in Canada. Also, due to the mountain’s unique positioning, it presents a very interesting spectrum of vegetation, from dark evergreen forest, to rich deciduous forest in another area, and windswept savanna in yet another area. The mountain is also home to a number of very rare species of trees for the area, including some which are almost 600 years old.[26][27]




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    edleigh7 Well-Known Member

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    Very cool shot, Lynette

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  3. joclyn

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    wow! that's a fantastic shot!!
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The branch is from a pine, probably Eastern White Pine Pinus strobus.
     
  5. Lynette

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    thank you for all your kind comments.

    Michael, you're quite right. It is a pine branch; the tree is quite large and submerged from tip to about two-thirds to the roots.

    The "birch" is this one attached. I was debating which to put on line.
     

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