A close up of the cones.
A close up of the needles.This tree is growing in the park of the Château de la Celle-Guenand. The château grounds are not obviously open to the general passing public, but we were very kindly invited in by the owner, who was up on the roof with the builder, engaged in some very serious repair work. Even though our own roof is now finished, we take an interest in the traditional craftsmanship that goes into the local slate and tile roofs, so we stopped to photograph and fell into conversation. We will post photos of the château itself and the building works at a later date.
Me and Dad indulging in a bit of tree-hugging.Susan