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Quaking Aspen Leaf


Hawk Buckman – Images of Nature
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Populus tremuloides is a deciduous tree native to cooler areas of North America, one of several species referred to by the common name aspen. It is commonly called quaking aspen, trembling aspen, American aspen, mountain or golden aspen, trembling poplar, white poplar, and popple, as well as others.

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Wandering around the wood in the Rocky Mountains I sat down to tie my boot-strings.  I was humping it out of the woods as the light was fading and I didn’t have a flashlight with me.  As I sat down to reach my boot-strings there, right in front of me, was this amazing little scene with this one, tiny, aspen leaf caught between two thin blades of grass.

I grabbed my camera and snapped this one image not really giving much thought to it until much later.  How random, universal, is it for this one leaf to have found its way between two pieces of short grass?

It made me think about the things I was going through at the time and how the universe has a plan despite our fears, apprehensions and anxieties.  It would seem that everything happens for a reason and that there are no mistakes.  Whether that’s true, or not, I don’t know.  But, it’s something to consider, and ponder, while examining the simpler things in life.



Additional information

Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 16 in

Original photograph from real life scene (RAW) source.

Creation Date

December 2017 – North Park, Colorado

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