WPC: The Resilient Bristlecone Pine

If you turn a ‘desert’ into a verb, it would be ‘deserted’.

Coming from the perpetually wet rain coast I am always amazed to see plants that somehow adapt to this cruel environment. One of them is the Bristlecone Pine.

Arches National Park with Delicate Arch in the distance and a Bristlecone pine in front.
Arches National Park with Delicate Arch in the distance and a Bristlecone pine in front This guy is living dangerously, and all for a shot of a Bristlecone pine.
sandstone rock formations in Bryce Canyon National Park This little Bristlecone is trying to tiptoe out of my photo.
Struggling Pine in Bryce Canyon National ParkGotcha!
Bristlecone Pine, ink drawing Images from Bryce Canyon, Arches National Park and Grand Canyon in the American Southwest.

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