9 thoughts on “More from this mornings walk.

        1. I remember a Juniper on Jebel Shams at about 9500 feet above sea level, lovely old tree, about 300 to 400 years old. Getting near it was a challenge with or without a camera. It meant a very steep decent from 10,000 feet, which was rather precarious but doable; not the return journey ! very thin air makes for hard climbing with camera & tripod.

        2. That does read like a strenuous adventure. I looked at pictures and it looks very dry. Do you have links to the pictures that you tool?We are fortunate here in the U.S.A. that some of the most beautiful ancient trees are accessible by car. They are located in the White Mountains in Eastern California. It is the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. It is run by the U.S. Forest Service. Here is their link https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/inyo/specialplaces/?cid=stelprdb5129900. I was fortunate to be there last October and captured this shot. https://timothysallen.smugmug.com/Natures/Trees/i-SgCCRKm/A

        3. Here are some links – you did ask 🙂
          A lot of Oman is dry but the Al Hajar Mountains range in Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate (Shams being the biggest at 10,000 feet) is very wet during the winter months, with regular snow on Shams.
          The coastal areas have prolonged wet periods but then gets quite dry (good for date growing) although the water table in this area is not very deep, so wells and the Aflaj Irrigation System keeps things fertile.
          The Rub’ al Khali & Wahiba Sands being the major desert areas.


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