Friday, November 18, 2016

Time for Tamaracks

                                                                                                                               Photo by Barry Wallace
Larix laricina

Mid-to-late November is the time of year, when this tree, also known as the American Larch, springs up across the landscape of dark green conifers and grey, leafless deciduous trees.   The name Tamarack is thought to be of Algonquian origin. The scene above was shot on the south side of the Lloydtown-Aurora Road, near Pottageville.

Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace


  1. WOW, this is a beautiful picture. Thank you Barry for the treat and information.

  2. Barry I googled and found the following: "The word tamarack is the Algonquian name for the species and means "wood used for snowshoes."

  3. When I began working in King, these trees were one of the first things I took notice of. In the summer they look sort of haunting, in the fall, they are the stars of the show after the main act.