A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
361: Pine cone
When you think of Brazil, then you would imagine vast forests, idyllic beaches, extensive wetlands. Tropical rain forests with many exoctic, evergreen trees, plants, and colorful flowers, and large palm tree plantations. Some would think of the coffee and sugarcane plantations, but few would associate Brazil with pine trees. For those, it is quite surprise to meet the large pine trees in South Brazil, where the climate is moderate, with colder winters. In the state of Paraná, it is very common to meet the typical candelabra pine trees. Nuts from these trees are used for some local dishes. When talking about the ‘fruits’ from pine trees, you can also meet pine cones in the higher regions of Minas Gerais, like this pine cone that I found near the entrance of Mangabeiras Park.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2012, 2017