Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Trembling, Shivering, Quaking

Aren't the leaves beautiful? Especially when there's even the slightest breeze. Then they tremble or quake.The latin name for the Aspen is Populus Tremuloides. Ever stand in a grove? The leaves seem to nervously dance and rustle as if they were wearing taffeta petticoats and auditioning for the lead role in a broadway show. It's because their stems are long and flat and that flat stem allows the wind to catch the leaves and toss them about. And when Autumn and her breezes get their hands on them, this magnificent chorus line explodes with glowing colors and dances so feverishly, they earn standing ovations and curtains call every time.

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