Balancing act between the moon, standing rock, and juniper tree | Jim Patterson Photography
An oblong rock and juniper tree frame the moon in this high desert landscape image from Joshua Tree National Park. The soft light of post sunset fills the cloudless sky of summer in one of California's most unique national parks.
Top 10: Most popular "Bonsai of the Day"
On social media (including Facebook and Twitter) we share a "Bonsai of the Day". The ten most popular trees deserve special attention in this Top 10. Enjoy!
The shape of this 500-year-old sargents juniper in an antique Chinese container has a sculptural form. Not all bonsai present images of large mature trees growing naturally.Photograph by Jonathan Singer
Juniper: Tree of Love Attraction Symbol of luck and protection. The Juniper tree has long been recognized as one of the most powerful of all fairy tales trees. In the language of flowers Juniper symbolizes perfect loveliness, beauty and protection and was said to have a juniper tree with an angelic presence sheltered the prophet Elijah when he was fleeing from Queen.
Juniper Tree, Photo by JohnU235: The bark of the tree is always fibrous, mostly colored grey & appears to be shredded into long strips along the trunk of the tree. It gives the appearance of being tightly curled when in reality it is not. These trees have massive root systems as they seek to survive in the harshest of environments.
National Geographic Photo Contest 2012
Itâs that time againâ¦the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest is in full swing. The contest has reached his midpoint but there is plenty of time to enter before the November 30, 2012 deadline. Photographers of all skill levels - from professional to amateur - across the globe, submitted more than 20,000 entries from 130 countries in last yearâs competition. The photographs are judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of experts in the field. There is a first place…