Baby Pinecones

  During May, on a morning walk at Saddle Rock, I noticed what I thought were growth buds on a pine tree.

The four red buds on top branch/trunk seemed to mirror its four main branch/trunks.
A white water lily
A few weeks later I saw that I was quite mistaken: The four red "buds" had become baby pinecones.
A white water lily
The following photo is a macro of the babies.

Baby pinecones
  Camera note: The first photo is a 300mm of the very top of the tree. Later, I noticed secondary trunk/branches with "growth buds," and it was much easy to use my 90mm Panagor macro lens: all taken with a Pentax LX.

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