Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I drive on down the road and again park for a short hike through the mostly Aspen
forest. The sun is now out in full force and the sky is less threatening. A light wind stirs through the Aspens and sets their leaves trembling . That beautiful sound that can only be heard in an Aspen grove. The petiols of the leaves are attached in such a way that the slightest breeze will set them shaking creating that Aspen music. Hence the scientific name for the tree, Populus tremuloides .