It's actually a classis episode as it also has the skits of Superman as a bicycle repairman, in a world of Supermen that can't actually fix bicycles, the restuarant sketch where several of the staff commit suicide over the shame of a dirty fork, and perhaps one of the ultimate Monty Python skits, "Nudge nudge".
Although I'm not much on biology or botany, the Larix laricina is the Tamarack Larch or American Larch. It is a different tree than the one found in the North Cascades. The American larch is not found in the western US, but can be found across the NE and Great Lakes states and on up into much of eastern and north central Canada.
The Larix lyallii, Subalpine Larch, is actually what is shown in Paul's photo. The subalpine larch doesn't grow very tall and is found at the treeline in the North Cascades, Okanogan, Northern US Rockies and Southern Canadian Rockies.
At lower elevations in Washington and Oregon Cascades, Blues, and Wallowa mountains as well as some of the Rockies, Larix occidentalis, the Western Larch, can be found. Much larger tree than the subalpine.
My wife's a gardener and used to work for a timber company so I've picked up info on a few of the western trees.
Anyway, back to photography. Say no more!
Norman (leers, grinning) Your wife interested in er... (waggles head, leans across) photographs, eh? Know what I mean? Photographs, 'he asked him knowingly'.
Norman Yes. Nudge nudge. Snap snap. Grin grin, wink wink, say no more?
Him Holiday snaps?
Norman Could be, could be taken on holiday. Could be yes - swimming costumes. Know what I mean. Candid photography. Know what I mean, nudge nudge.
Him No, no we don't have a camera.
Norman Oh. Still (slaps hands lightly twice) Woah! Eh? Wo-oah! Eh?
Him Look, are you insinuating something?
A nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat
Yeah, Scott, I guess that's it. I didn't get out for my usual fall photo trip to the Colorado Plateau... Actually, let's get together and finally meet face to face sometime soon! I'd love to see you work first hand.
sheldon and i have been out shooting several times recently. we'll all have to get together real soon. the leaves in the gorge are getting very nice...
You must cut down the largest Tamrack in the forest wiiiiiiiiiiiiith...... (suspenseful music)...... A HERRING!!!
I'm embarrased. Being a MP fan, I didn't recognize the skit. My bad. Now, if I weigh the same as a duck, I'll have to be burned!
And, now I know more about Larch's than I've ever known before.
PS - you probably know this, but if you're an MP fan, you must see Fawlty Towers episodes. Warning though, empty your bladder first before watching.
The only trouble with doin' nothing is you can't tell when you get caught up
Scott - you should come to the Photographers Fanfare on the first weekend of Nov. It was really good last year. Well worth attending all 3 days.