Cedar Things

Now Jane is truly in western Washington in the fall.

Proper cedar trees have needles, but the Western Red cedar (a pretty common tree in these parts) doesn’t: it has weird scaly leaf needle things, and is called one anyways. Why? I don’t know, ask a botanist.

Anyways, red cedars don’t lose all their weirdo leaf-needle-thingys when it’s cold (hence the whole “evergreen” thing) but they still drop some of them. Unfortunately since they get friggin tall, “some of them” means “fuck my life my whole driveway is covered in this crap AUGH HOW DID IT GET UP MY PANT LEG AAAAAAGH THAT HURTS.”

now you have learned a thing about Life in the Pacific Northwest