The Aspen leaves were certainly singing and dancing high above our heads, and the entire forest was filled with their music. I’ve never scaled an Aspen Tree. Soft wood, many of these tower above over 80 feet, live 150-200 years, and reproduce by seeds or roots sprouting and creating colonies of clones.
Lots of people were up at the Snowbowl in Flagstaff Arizona to view the Aspens this year, and a full school bus number of children were in the midst of a shared ecstatic experience, rolling about in the golden leaves, hugging the trees, laying with arms and legs stretched out, gazing upward singing along to Aspen tunes. Laughing out loud , carefully selecting fallen leaves to pocket – talisman’s for their journey.
verb [with object] 1 climb up or over (something high and steep): thieves scaled an 8-foot fence.2 represent in proportional dimensions; reduce or increase in size according to a common scale: (as adjective scaled) : scaled plans of the house.• [no object] (of a quantity or property) be variable according to a particular scale.3 North American estimate the amount of timber that will be produced from (a log or uncut tree).
noun: a person walking along a road or in a developed area.
adjective–lacking inspiration or excitement; dull: disenchantment with their present, pedestrian lives.
DERIVATIVES pedestrianly adverb ORIGIN: early 18th century: from French pédestre or Latin pedester ‘going onfoot,’ also ‘written in prose’ + -ian. Early use in English was in the description of writing as ‘prosaic.’
A safe, peaceful, and interesting weekend to one and all.