Monday, October 24, 2011

Quaking Aspens

I have had several comments about my aspen photos. Thanks to all. Yes, they can be called quaking aspens. All are aspens but the 'quaking' comes when the wind blows them and they look like they are quaking. The color of the leaves can differ from year to year depending on the rain, drought, snow, and how cold it gets how quickly. If there is a sudden, early hard freeze they might just turn brown and fall off. This year it does seem as if the colors are a bit more brilliant that the pass few years. And this can also vary from one small area to a different canyon or meadow on the same mountains. Makes for adventurous outings to find the best color.

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