To the Heartbeat of a Larch or the Larch in my Heartbeat
Larches lining Webb Lake, Wisconsin
The larch or tamarack is a stunning tree in autumn. I didn't know this tree existed among other conifers until I was bombarded by a sea of gold last fall. But then, I grew up in southern Wisconsin. This tree is extremely cold tolerant, found on the edges of tundras, in mountains, near the arctic, and - to my delight - in far northern Wisconsin. It's a deciduous coniferous tree, and I didn't know those could exist either.
I learned something new and now it's one of my favorites.