Saturday, January 14, 2006
WHB # 15
This is Molly, a giant incense cedar (Caolcedrus decurrens) who lives up against my cabin. I named her a year ago when I had to do an assignment in my environmental ed class. She’s over a hundred years old; she was large back in 1930 when this cabin was built around her. As the years have gone by the girth of her trunk hasn’t increased enough to cause us to worry about damage to the house, but we do feel her a couple of times a year when big winds blow.
Molly is home to a family of raccoons–a mother and two youngsters, who often clamber down to play on the roof or in the back yard at night. In this picture they’re not there; I think they have several places they call home and they’re visiting one of the other ones right now.