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Magnifiques troncs d'arbres.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine!
With tree graffiti added, Elizabeth. Nice shot.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - whether we like it or not... Thank you!
Oh this is an amazing photo, though it grieves me to see carvings in the bark.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Larry! I know exactly what you mean... me too...
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 Apr 2018, 05:46
I prefer to see them un-carved, Elizabeth. I am struck by their lovely pale bark. I think I told you, I know of only one aspen in my area
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me too, Lisl - Some people are so selfish. Yes - I remember! You should come to Flagstaff... they're everywhere!
Tattooed aspens! They don't seem to mind at all. How beautiful, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They do scar over.... and continue one... smile Thank you, Ginnie!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 2 Apr 2018, 07:13
Well I suppose this sort of love-carving is slightly more artistic and traditional than putting padlocks on bridges
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I suppose - I do feel for the trees, I wonder if it hurts...
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Apr 2018, 07:17
I share the thought of carving the trees, Elizabeth. Wonderful pictures though.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I hope they don't feel pain. Thank you, Astrid!
Magnifique ces troncs d'arbres ...j'aime ces arbres
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Claudine - I do, too!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Apr 2018, 07:56
Its a shame that people have disfigured them in such a way. Why can they not just appreciate the natural beauty?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I don't understand, Alan. Lack of respect.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 2 Apr 2018, 08:23
Is that abuse of trees?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: YES
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 2 Apr 2018, 10:09
Love the copse, but not so impressed with the doodling...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm with you, Ray.
when the love for N fades, what then.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Good observation, Martin... At least he's tattoo'd another's skin - and not his own.
What beautiful trees, shame some peopel have to do this carving, a letter would be much more personal IMHO. I believe you live near trees, is this from that woodland?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I agree with you - I've never understood it.
Our area is covered in trees. Our little neighborhood is about a 15 minute drive from these. These are at about 9,000 feet on the slope of Mt. Humphreys.
A popular spot!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is right off the road to the ski area.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Apr 2018, 13:59
I particularly like the abstract nature of the top image.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Anne!
Sad to see them disfigured but such has gone on for generations
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I agree, Bill.
A little lover's lane as well?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's on the road to the ski area... so who knows!
Nice shot, those birches look like the columns of a temple
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Claudio! These are actually Aspens - Although I realize they are often mistaken for Birches. Do you have Aspens in L'Italia?
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 2 Apr 2018, 19:37
they are beautiful !

i had to look up to see if they would grow in Arkansas and i'm inclined to think they wouldn't except maybe in northern arkansas near missouri


i'd plant one, but i hate to see things die

nice to view it through your lens
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I love Aspens, one of my favorites. The golden leaves quivering in the Autumn breeze are a delight.
They do prefer high elevation and cold...
there is a lot of love in the first photo Elizabeth....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes there is smile Except for the trees...
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 3 Apr 2018, 02:01
Great capture of these aspens! It's amazing how much the carvings in the trees stand out.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Steven! Nice contrast, I suppose!

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