Thursday, December 20, 2012

AlphabeThursday - E is for Evergreen

I take pleasure in using layout and design in everything I do, including the design of the home where we live.  Recently, DH came to me and asked which tree I wanted in the front yard, to replace the ones no longer there.  I like the idea of having green when you approached the house in winter, so I  chose an evergreen.

"What kind of evergreen, a pine or cedar?" was the response.

Well, I hadn't given any thought about that.  Just a Christmas tree type of evergreen!  So here is the lesson I received:

Pine trees have needles.  Some are long, some are short.  You can see through the tree because the needles are thin.  Now most cedars do not have broad leaves either, but lots of scale-like clusters.  I know this isn't the only way to identify these two types of trees but this is now my way of identifying evergreens. 

Another historic page for my art journal.   

Come and see what other students at Ms. Jenny's AlphabeThursday class picked for their Letter E.


Carol L McKenna said...

Very creative post with great info, designs and photos ~ Happy Holidays ^__^

(A Creative Harbor ~ aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

Erin said...

Beautiful artwork and I learnt something about evergreens! Thank you! :-)

Merry Christmas!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous artwork, I've got a cedar tree in my post today, too. It fell down overnight!

BeadedTail said...

Creative journal page! We have evergreens everywhere here but I never thought of the difference between pine and cedar.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

So which one did you choose? It would be hard to decide -- they are both beautiful trees.... maybe one of each?!!

Jamie said...

Great "E" post! I personally prefer the pine tree since it looks more like a Christmas tree.

Esther Joy said...

We have a lot of both those trees. I personally prefer the pine to the cedar, because of the sharp sticker feeling of the cedar needles.

Sue said...

I love evergreens of all kinds. You can't go wrong.

And the page is lovely.


Leonie said...

I love everything about your art journal page, the colours, the layout - it's beautiful! It will be interesting to see which one of the two ends up in your front garden!

Enjoy the holidays, and thank you so much for stopping by my website earlier this week!

Jenny said...

I think evergreens of all kinds are exquisite.

I like your evergreen page. It'll be fun to look back on that while you watch your new tree grow.

Thank you for linking.

Happy New Year!


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