This time of year it is easy to get seduced by the colors of flowers. The beauty of this Pinus parviflora is more subtle, but the play between the glaucous textures of cone and needle is equally as pleasing.
-Thanks, Kihaku. I am pretty sure it is a spruce as well (but I still mess them up with firs sometimes). Definitely not Picea abies, at least not the straight species. I will have to look at it closer next time I’m in this hood :). -