juniperus virginiana

Westend drive
This tree is a pioneer invader, which means that it is one of the first trees to repopulate cleared, eroded, or otherwise damaged land. It is unusually long lived among pioneer species, with the potential to live over 850 years.–Wikipedia

Author: WmX

I stumbled off the track to success in 1968, started chasing shadows that summer. Since then, In addition to farm-laborer and newspaper photographer my occupational incarnations include dishwasher, janitor, retail photo clerk, plumber, HVAC repairman, auto mechanic, CAT scan technologist, computer worker and politico (whatever it takes to buy a camera.) I am on the road to understanding black and white photography.

2 thoughts on “juniperus virginiana”

  1. There are two tales about these Louisa County trees. One is that birds used to sit on the power lines that once lined the left side of the road and unwittingly planted the trees as part of their digestive cycle, and the spacing is by natural selection. The other is that they were planted by Henry Taylor, and he spaced them as he damn well pleased. I’m not sure which is true, but I can find out.

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