<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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lcarreau

lcarreau - Oct 21, 2009 8:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

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.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Oct 22, 2009 11:07 am - Voted 10/10

They are

not dying, of course! Just preparing for winter. I always felt this was a flawed comparison.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Oct 22, 2009 11:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: They are...

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 ???

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Oct 22, 2009 4:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: They are...

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!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Oct 22, 2009 10:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: They are...

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 !!!"

yatsek

yatsek - Oct 23, 2009 2:38 am - Voted 10/10

Aspen Match

Great gold. But some mountain ashes would go better with the caption.:)

lcarreau

lcarreau - Oct 23, 2009 1:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Aspen Match

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 !!! : )))

yatsek

yatsek - Oct 23, 2009 6:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Aspen Match

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

lcarreau

lcarreau - Oct 23, 2009 6:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Aspen Match...

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

The Raven.

yatsek

yatsek - Oct 24, 2009 4:50 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Aspen Match...

Do the native specialists offer any online courses in shape-shifting?

lcarreau

lcarreau - Oct 24, 2009 6:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Aspen Match...

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).

: )))))

yatsek

yatsek - Oct 26, 2009 4:42 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Aspen Match...

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. :-)

lcarreau

lcarreau - Oct 26, 2009 10:23 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Aspen Match...

Well ... keep up the good work! : ))

CClaude

CClaude - Nov 22, 2013 8:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Aspen Match

hate snow? you should have moved farther south. Altho unfortunately this all turned to rain, the snow this morning showed promise

lcarreau

lcarreau - Nov 22, 2013 8:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Aspen Match

Yeah ... should have moved off the entire
planet if I hate snow ... Global Warming
seems to be kicking in with a VENGEANCE.

CClaude

CClaude - Nov 24, 2013 10:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Aspen Match

glad yiu didn't. good to have a neighbor around., espcially one with such colorful respnses....

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Oct 23, 2009 5:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Love it.....

Like the song, love the photo. Keep them coming Icarreau.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Oct 23, 2009 6:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Love it.....

Thanks, tremendous Twins!

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

Here today, gone tomorrow ...

missymtngirl

missymtngirl - Nov 2, 2009 12:38 am - Voted 10/10

Nice...

love the lighting!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Nov 2, 2009 9:39 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice...

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. : ))

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