Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Early Morning Reflections

I guess it is time to travel back to the desert and take a few photos that don't look like lakes and mountains. You might notice that there are a lot of dead trees in these photos. This is due to a huge infestation of bark beetles killing off the pine and fir trees. The die-off is very bad in Colorado and parts of Arizona. Some of the hillsides in the Uintas have more than half of the trees dead. The infection is due to the stress caused by higher temperatures and drought. There are new trees growing, but it will take a while (if ever) before the forest looks more alive.

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