Did you know that...
~Aspen trees can be found in every Western state except Hawaii!
~Trees from any one aspen grove are genetically identical.
and because of this
aspens are claimed to be the world's largest
perhaps oldest living organism!
~Individual trees are short-lived, but the root stocks of some groves
may date back to the last ice age!
My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns."
"The glittering golden aspen...
What a jewel in the autumnal wardrobe of Mother Nature!"