On my recent all-too-short trip north I stopped to visit the aspen clonal colony shown below. I need to enjoy this image, because it will be impossible to make another like it there – most of the colony has been cut, leaving only a thin strip through which I could see the bulldozers and bare earth beyond.
I am glad at least part of the colony survived, though. If it's not all cut down, it could very well survive and grow back to its former glory sometime in the future after today's new development is long gone and forgotten.
Maybe I'm showing my age, but I take great comfort in contemplating the natural beauty that at least has the potential to be here for the generations to come.
As always, I welcome your thoughts & comments below!