My favourite things to do is to watch the deodar(cedar) cones transform through the seasons. Starting off as cute pine buds, they ooze out resin, mature, then open up and come winter, they finally dry and disperse their seeds which come with their own wings. You can see a dry blackened cone (up front) that didn't open up and one at the back that has dispersed all its seeds and looks like a wooden needle or stalk. The ones in the middle look like wooden roses. Evergreens have female and male cones. Male cones release yellow pollen which triggers off allergies in a lot of people on the hillside.
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