Here is a beautiful Ponderosa Pine growing just outside Willits, CA. I drive past this tree several times a week and finally got a rough measurement of it's trunk along with a healthy dose of poison oak a couple weeks ago. Today I finally got a picture of the ol' giant. Too bad I couldn't stand directly next to the tree. I couldn't run fast enough in the 10 seconds my camera gave me. I must have looked like a freak to the passing traffic on the 101. I'm probably 50 feet or so in front of it, and still dwarfed.
Along with the bright sun and 90 degree temperatures was a nice looking cloud rainbow around noon.