I’ve loved this tree since I was little. It was already huge and old back then.
But this is not just any tree. This is a western red cedar, probably the most magnificent tree you can find in the Pena park. Sometimes I feel like going back to this park just because of this tree – I’ll admit I’m a tree hugger!
When king consort Ferdinand II planned the park he wanted to create a mix between the kind of forests of his native Germany and botanical species from other parts of the world – which is why the Pena park has western red cedars, sequoias and camelias, among other species.
Today, when half the world is celebrating Valentine’s day, I wanted to bring your attention to a kind of love that is often forgotten: the love of Nature and the planet.
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I haven’t celebrated Valentine’s Day in 42 years – this is the perfect one for me!!
I’m happy for you! 😀
yeah I DO see a grinning face… many trees in that park have them… another reason to visit over and over again…
I love this place! 😀
This tree appears to be reaching out for a hug. 🙂
A biiiig hug! 😀
I want to snuggle up in the tree, so inviting!
[…] the fog and the Fonte dos Passarinhos, lit by our lanterns, had its own mystique. My good friend, the ginormous Western red cedar, was part of the tour as well, as did the century old ferns. One of the ferns in this part of the […]