Thursday, June 30, 2005

Aspen breeze on the black & green burn

On Mt. Lemmon the trembling leaves of new aspen trees are coming back where fire cleared pine doghair thickets. Also many areas with burnt dead small trees, but thriving big ones, and new sprouts.

Well named, that Aspen Fire. It did a lot of good for the ecology of frog mountain.

'Smirt' (smoke & dirt) over Tucson today. Tough to see the Santa Ritas. Sprawl shimmering through the high heat waves off the valley.

Butterflies of all colors flitting across the Santa Catalina flowers and sky. Pools dripping in Sabino Creek. Even no fee hassle.

Ferns, flowers, wind. The sounds of quiet. Respect and enjoy our unique Sky Islands.

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