Crackling Pine

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Pine cones mature, lose moisture and gradually change color from green to brown. When they reach a certain point of dehydration, they will open just a few scales at the time, beginning at the top of the cone. As the scales open seeds are released.  On a rare occassion in a milder climate if the weather heats them up suddenly enough, they will crack open by the masses, making a very rare, exciting sound.  My eyes are wide open, loving the laughter of my friends, the sights and sounds of the exotic and the comforting.  The colors of San Francisco, cracklingpine.

Photo by Bronwyn Burnett

11 thoughts on “Crackling Pine

  1. I heard this too. I couldn’t believe how loud and mysterious the trees sounded. I didn’t know what it was, I can’t wait to hear it again now that I know.

    Best regards
    Your friend
    Sophia

  2. Generally I don’t read blogs, but I would like to say that
    I learned something about pine cones and a lot about San Francisco. Thank you for sharing

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