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Beyond the Lone Islands

Friday, 5 March 2010

Endless Tree Views

I'm just having too much fun with the Tourist View of Sweden (see the two previous posts) to quite let go of it yet. So I thought that before I go on to other things, I'll finish off this mini-series with some pictures to show there is actually some variation even in the tree views.

I do have some sympathy with the writers of that Travel Guide, though, because there really is A LOT of just this along some roads... Spruce and fir, and nothing else in sight, for miles and miles and miles... Especially when you go up north; but also in some areas further south.

However, we also do have decidious forests (dropping their leaves over the winter):

Beech forests are more common in the south.

Birch forests you can find both in the south and far up in the north.

Mixed kinds of forest vegetation.

I do not go travelling very far or wide any more, and the pictures in these three posts are all from the area around where I live, in the province of Västergötland. (Link to Wikipedia article.)


Sandra said...

I can see your point about endless views, but they are beautiful views. I like the birch trees best. and I see a moose on your other post, love the moose. since I am a person that has passion for trees, I love the endless views

Ginny said...

I have to agree with Sandra, my favorites are the birch trees. But they are all different and beautiful.

GB said...

I, too, love the Birch trees. That picture is so restfull. I can almost hear the breeze in the leaves.

jeannette stgermain said...

The pic of the birch forest is beautiful and also the reflection beneath it. Your country is blessed with a lot of forests!


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