Uprooted Magnolia

Quakie Trunks

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on October 24, 2011

I’ve shared my love of Quaking Aspens with you before, and today I’d like to do that again.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

These trees are so beautiful especially in the fall. Their leaves turn to gold like the Cottonwood, but the contrast with the white trunks makes them pop from  rocks and other trees.
In this little quakie forest I stumbled into, one side was chaotic with tangled limbs and leaves that have fallen all over the buck brush.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

And in the other direction, the leaves were still pretty much in tact on the limbs and the green grass provided the contrast with the white trunks.

Another tidbit about the trunks- they look like they have eyes. I’ll pull some shots of them that I captured last winter where it really shows the “eyeballs” in the trunks and post them for you. They are really cool!

I hope you are having a falltastic Monday!


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  1. idiosyncraticeye said, on October 24, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Gorgeous trees, autumn seems to have gone already. It’s chucking it and blowing a hoolie, bleak as anything. 😦

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    • leahyetter said, on October 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      Oh no! I’ll try to bring you what I can while it lasts. We’ll be bare soon too!

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  2. jomegat said, on October 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Aspens are in the same genus as cottonwoods. Also, I read “falltastic” as “fatalistic” until I figured out where I had gone wrong. Thanks for the chuckle (at myself) and the photos!

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    • leahyetter said, on October 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      Ha! I can be morbid sometimes but I would never wish you a fatalistic day! 🙂
      I did not know that about Cottonwoods and Quakies, good to know. Cottonwoods are a close second to my favorite tree out here. Thanks for stopping by again!

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  3. Lenore Diane said, on October 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Beautiful!

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