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Aspens From The Air

 

Taken from the boss' airplane, the Aspens on The San Francisco Peaks glow in the afternoon sun.  The grey trees are mostly dead Ponderosa's - the bark beetle has been rather prolific in our forests.



 

Aspens From The Air

 

Taken from the boss' airplane, the Aspens on The San Francisco Peaks glow in the afternoon sun.  The grey trees are mostly dead Ponderosa's - the bark beetle has been rather prolific in our forests.



 

comments (23)

This is a fantastic picture with such depth Elizabeth...
we have just started getting pine beetles in from the west in out trees this year... i hope that they are not as destructive as what has happened to the Ponderosa's ....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Peter! I like how the trees fill the frame!
I'm sorry about the beetle. They can be controlled if your trees are healthy (i.e. getting more water than ours), and if you have long periods of freezing (which we've not had in many many years).
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Dec 2013, 02:49
Beautiful shot, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Ray!
Quelle vue ! J'adore cela
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Magali! I do too!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Dec 2013, 06:34
They are being decimated - will the damage continue, Elizabeth?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Possibly - if the drought doesn't end soon. The best thing they've come up with is acoustic stress. By playing recordings of their own noises and calls, the behavior can be manipulated. Such that they may be able to drive the beetles away from a young, vulnerable forest. Or cease mating altogether. It's promising.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Dec 2013, 06:42
An interesting image Elizabeth, rather like an old fabric
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Chris - that is a good connection!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Dec 2013, 08:20
What a lovely view. Already signs of the fall here. It;s a shame that there is always something killing off the trees; we've had Dutch Elm Disease and now we have Ash Dieback Disease.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is lovely! Poor trees. Perhaps it's just evolution, but very sad to witness.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 3 Dec 2013, 08:34
A pity about the beetles Elizabeth. This image looks lovely from the air.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is, Chad. I do love this view!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Dec 2013, 09:21
The view from this airplane must have been gorgeous! And your boss flew rather low without touching the tree tops.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We enjoyed every second of this ride! The Doc is an expert pilot!
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 3 Dec 2013, 09:42
What a jigsaw picture this would make!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh, hey! There's an idea!
Wow, that's great, Elizabeth. We have a similar "bug" with the larch trees over here.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Pauline! These bugs... so sad what they do
Lovely shot, Elizabeth,I like its abstractness.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Love. I thought you might!
Even with the grey trees, Elizabeth, the light & dark variations in the greens make such a wonderful pattern seen from this height. Marvelous image!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so very much Beverly! I'm glad you see the beauty in the patterns!
Fabulous shot Elizabeth. What a shame about those beetles. As others have said we also have problems with them over here
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Janet! It is a shame, it sometimes seems that "bugs" of various kinds will just take over the earth!
Great view Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Amazing isn't it! smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Dec 2013, 12:59
Great picture! It takes a moment to get into its perspective - what a shame about the beetle damamge
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Anne! It is so sad.
amazing view
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you!
Very good aerial shot Elizabeth, a sort of irregular pattern.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Brian! I liked the patternless pattern... smile
Interesting patterns and colours here Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Sarah! I was a bit surprised - you can't imagine it when you're down walking amongst the trees!
What a beautiful overview Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks much Richard! I thought it was quite lovely!
fantastic view E. We have lost our native Elm and now Ash are under threat and so are our Horse Chestnut trees.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Bill! I'm so sorry about your trees - I guess it's always something.
Makes an interesting texture, patterns in the landscape
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I was surprised, actually! Thought it quite pretty!
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 3 Dec 2013, 21:20
My boss didn't have an aeroplane so I have never seen sights like this.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We are quite fortunate!
Very well done , I like it very much
A likey !!!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you for the likey!!! I thought the patterns really interesting!

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