Dancing Aspens by BrianStrock

Here is a small grove of Aspen trees in rural Colorado. The location is a secret in fear they will be carved with initials. These carvings, arborglyphs, is a tradition dating back to ancient Indian times used to mark trails and shepherds, many of them Basque and Irish American, throughout the Western United States. Arborglyphs are ubiquitous to the American West, yet most people have never heard of them.

The curves of the aspens are a result of an avalanche or a mudslide earlier in the trees life. Luckily for me, this grove of aspens has survived all of this to be photographed and shared with you.

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