.~Livorno Tuscany Italy~ The stone pine (Pinus pinea), also called Italian stone pine, umbrella pine and parasol pine, is native to the Mediterranean region, occurring in Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Levant. Lived just outside Livorno for 3 years while in high school. Miss it much!
Photographing a Giant Sequoia - Neatorama. "How do you photograph a 3,200-year-old giant sequoia that rises 247 feet from the ground? Michael "Nick" Nichols did it by stitching together 126 images into one fantastic photo of an absolutely majestic tree."