Aspen, too….

18 responses

  1. Beautiful photo Scott. I was asking my Dad about Aspen trees at the Weekend. Seeing them on your blog I wondered why we don’t see more here. My Dad has planted many trees on his piece of land but no Aspen. They are native to the UK so I suggested he should plant a few. He’s shopping for trees in the next couple of weeks so I suggested he look out for some. There’s a chance of course they might not like being quite so close to the ocean but they should be fairly wind resistant I’d have thought, growing in the mountains as they do.

    August 8, 2012 at 9:11 am

    • Aspens are quite wonderful, but you might want to research how they spread. A huge patch can be a single tree that sends shoots spreading out from the original tree. In other words, they can be quite invasive. Just something to keep in mind before you plant.

      August 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      • Thank you, I appreciate that.

        August 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      • Oh, to be invaded by Aspen trees…. 🙂

        August 9, 2012 at 6:55 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook…they are beautiful trees. We have a small stand of them in our yard, but some type of beetle has been slowly wreaking havok with their insides and we’ve had to cut a few of them down. One of our neighbors told me that the rest will be going, as well…so we’re just enjoying them for as long as we can.

      August 9, 2012 at 6:53 am

  2. A lovely crisp sepia Scott. The strong foreground and detailed background offer a range of interest to your picture. I hope your day goeth well.

    August 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    • Thank you, John…I appreciate the analysis. And my day goeth well, dear friend, thank you…I hope your day goeth well, also…. 🙂

      August 9, 2012 at 6:50 am

      • Great day… Went to the Dick Instiute in Kilmarnock to see a photography exhibition.. Excellent.

        August 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm

        • How nice that you had a great day, John…sounds like it was wonderful. 🙂

          August 10, 2012 at 7:44 am

  3. That’s a nice stand of Aspen. All too soon now they will be golden!

    August 8, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    • Yes, all too soon, Terry…they’ll probably start to turn in another month or so…or maybe later, give the warmer weather we’ve been having….

      August 9, 2012 at 6:46 am

  4. A gorgeous stand of trees. The details are wonderful.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:48 am

  5. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    Such strength and beauty! They look like our birch trees…are they the same? I am amazed at how strong they are and yet they always yield to the storms, bending, but never breaking. We have had them for 20 years and in that time not one of them have broken under the storms, they lost branches and such but the root and the body of the tree remain strong. Thanks for such beauty today! Patty

    August 9, 2012 at 11:05 am

    • Thank you, Patty…and no, they’re not the same, but they are very closely related, both in the poplar family. These appear to be quite resilient, as well, often continuing to grow after their bodies have been bent and twisted under the weight of avalanche snows. You can find some photos of their twisted bodies if you go to the “Looking for Something” function below and enter “Twisted in the drive to live.” They’re actually quite amazing…. 🙂

      August 10, 2012 at 7:49 am

  6. Absolutely gorgeous!

    August 11, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    • Thank you, Madhu. 🙂

      August 12, 2012 at 6:50 am

  7. A real classy image, Scott.

    August 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    • Thank you, Andy. I appreciate the comment. 🙂

      August 14, 2012 at 5:39 am

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