Living Under a Douglas Fir Tree

We live in the shade of a large Douglas Fir tree,  Pseudotsuga menziesii, that houses squirrels, crows, insects, and a family of four raccoons.  I love this tree.  I enjoy listening to it’s branches blowing in the breeze and the shelter that it provides.  Our tree showers down fresh crunchy fir cones and needles to adorn the garden like sprinkles on a cupcake.  It's nearly impossible to take a picture in our yard without a part of the tree in it.

Acanthus leaf with fir needles

hardy banana leaf, Musa basjoo, with fir needles


The Douglas Fir needles even clog up my copper rain chain.

And I found tiny mushrooms growing in the bark of the Douglas Fir tree.  Aren't they pretty?