I used to haunt this place a lot as a younger man. My "home territory" is now all of North America and I only get back to Ontario infrequently. I'd heard that there was a controversy but didn't explore the details.
And I would not be adverse to this picture being used as publicity for preserving this site.
Last I checked aspen only had zanthophylls and not carotinophylls. I studied in forestry, but in the east -- so I could be wrong.
These were not Populus tremuloides or deltoides or grandidentata. Certainly not alba or nigra or balsamifera. Possibly fremontii?? My take was that they were young Betula papyrifera.
But if you have insights into the particular genus and species that an eastern forester might lack I would welcome hearing it.
Yes, I see it.
Beautiful view and scenery.
Greeting from Poland.
It's only "a judgement" to those who feel judged by it waveslider. It's simply a reality of what we've created.
Heaven forbid you would want those with the gifts to invite introspection and possible change . . . to stop doing so just because it's an uncomfortable truth!
As you might notice, I DO take a lot of pics that "just make you feel nice"! Don't begrudge me the occasional one that may prove a bit harder to swallow.
Craig, a magical moment, thanks for sharing...you have a great eye...enjoying your images.
Doug from Texas
Great mood and feeling in this. Big Like
You have some great shots.
Very cool place.
Incredible color, Fav and L.