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<i>In My Time of Dying</i>
"In my time of dying, want nobody to mourn.

All I want for you to do is take my body home ..."

(Led Zeppelin - 1975)


It's "Dying Time" again for the aspen leaves in Lockett Meadows, Arizona.


October 14, 2009

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lcarreauRe: Great!

lcarreau

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Thanks!

Khyber Pass? Isn't that located in western Asia. I always thought you were from Alaska.

Anyway, I'm glad you like my photo of leaves
dying and slowly wasting away.
Posted Oct 21, 2009 8:03 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadThey are

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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not dying, of course! Just preparing for winter. I always felt this was a flawed comparison.
Posted Oct 22, 2009 11:07 am

lcarreauRe: They are...

lcarreau

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Extremely valid point, Ejnar!

As young lads, we always thought winter was a
time of death and darkness.

Isn't it amazing how deciduous trees know
how to prepare themselves for winter, even
though winter hasn't arrived yet ???
Posted Oct 22, 2009 11:13 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: They are...

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Voted 10/10

Yes indeed. I must admit that I don't know enough plant physiology to understand how they do it, maybe they form some chemical that makes the leaves wither and fall of when the days grow shorter? Here it is even more strange because we have deciduous oaks and evergreen oaks growing close to another!
Posted Oct 22, 2009 4:53 pm

lcarreauRe: They are...

lcarreau

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I'm not a plant physiologist either, but some
of those trees seem to have a systematic way
of knowing when to shed their leaves or needles or whatever.

I still remember my childhood days, when the
little freckled-face red-haired boy from
the opposite side of town yelled in my ear,

"Look at all them stinking leaves on the ground, they must be DEAD or something !!!"
Posted Oct 22, 2009 10:11 pm

yatsekAspen Match

yatsek

Voted 10/10

Great gold. But some mountain ashes would go better with the caption.:)
Posted Oct 23, 2009 2:38 am

lcarreauRe: Aspen Match

lcarreau

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Arizona's San Francisco Volcanic Field supports a wide variety of deciduous and evergreen trees, but no Mountain ash.

This photo came close to becoming Photo-Of-The-Day, but there seems to be a wider cross-section of people voting on snow-covered meadows and snow-capped mountains.

Personally, I HATE snow, but that's why I moved to Arizona !!! : )))
Posted Oct 23, 2009 1:38 pm

yatsekRe: Aspen Match

yatsek

Voted 10/10

Personally, I don't mind snow as long as it's red-HOT! As to the mountain ashes, I'm afraid I can't help and will never be any more helpful since I'm planning on my ashes being sent to the Carpathians. :D
Posted Oct 23, 2009 6:30 pm

lcarreauRe: Aspen Match...

lcarreau

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Before being reduced to ashes, you might want
to take on the shape-shifting abilities of

The Raven.
Posted Oct 23, 2009 6:35 pm

yatsekRe: Aspen Match...

yatsek

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Do the native specialists offer any online courses in shape-shifting?
Posted Oct 24, 2009 4:50 pm

lcarreauRe: Aspen Match...

lcarreau

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Nope, unfortunately not !

However, in Slavic mythology, werewolves and other "human to animals" shape-shifting activities are actually quite rare.

That's probably why my matriarch ancestors
from the 'old country' spoke very little of their own shape-shifting abilities.

There are a few "self-proclaimed" Wellness
groups who are actively recruiting people
for participation in "Sweat Lodge Meditation."

Personally, I haven't considered "Sweat Lodge Meditation," because I work up enough
sweat on my hikes here in Arizona.

(And ... I'm assuming my 'Karma Rating' to
actually be quite high).

: )))))
Posted Oct 24, 2009 6:53 pm

yatsekRe: Aspen Match...

yatsek

Voted 10/10

I guess my karma rating must've been rather low then since I'm not a "werebear" although I've been trying hard to behave like an old bear recently. :-)
Posted Oct 26, 2009 4:42 am

lcarreauRe: Aspen Match...

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Well ... keep up the good work! : ))
Posted Oct 26, 2009 10:23 am

CClaudeRe: Aspen Match

CClaude

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hate snow? you should have moved farther south. Altho unfortunately this all turned to rain, the snow this morning showed promise
Posted Nov 22, 2013 8:20 pm

lcarreauRe: Aspen Match

lcarreau

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Yeah ... should have moved off the entire
planet if I hate snow ... Global Warming
seems to be kicking in with a VENGEANCE.
Posted Nov 22, 2013 8:44 pm

CClaudeRe: Aspen Match

CClaude

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glad yiu didn't. good to have a neighbor around., espcially one with such colorful respnses....
Posted Nov 24, 2013 10:45 am

TyeDyeTwinsLove it.....

TyeDyeTwins

Voted 10/10

Like the song, love the photo. Keep them coming Icarreau.
Posted Oct 23, 2009 5:34 pm

lcarreauRe: Love it.....

lcarreau

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Thanks, tremendous Twins!

I'm afraid these leaves have turned into GOLDEN
OLDIES.

Here today, gone tomorrow ...
Posted Oct 23, 2009 6:00 pm

missymtngirlNice...

missymtngirl

Voted 10/10

love the lighting!
Posted Nov 2, 2009 12:38 am

lcarreauRe: Nice...

lcarreau

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Thanks - lighting is a good thing to have around just before taking a picture.

"Lightning" would be a bad thing to have
around when taking a picture. : ))
Posted Nov 2, 2009 9:39 am

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