Recently I was looking for an item on YouTube and Pando showed up in a video on the 10 most beautiful places in Nature. It held the spot of number “One.” I was delighted to know that it is close to us, in Utah, and that we have a mini-Pando right in our backyard.
When we first moved to Idaho, I was awakened by a sound I wasn’t familiar with. I looked out my window, and it was the “quaking aspens.” Their leaves catch the wind and create a very lovely “whooshing” sound.
The photos I took last week are of our neighborhood Aspens. The bright yellow leaves are short-lived, as just last night our first snow came, and now they are mostly on the ground.
My friend told me, before I saw the Pando video, that aspens grow in groups and are connected underground by their roots.
“If you plant them in your yard you need two or three and to be aware they will send out underground sprouts to create more,” he said.
I love seeing our resident moose-infant sitting under ours as they love to eat the bark.
Aspens are a wonderful metaphor for awakening Earthlings, People—Humanity.
They thrive on water and hold water– Love– for each other. They are all connected, though each tree is unique.
WE ARE LIKE THAT.
Two of the qualities of the Aquarian Age, which we have entered, are Teamwork and Cooperation. Aspens use those qualities to grow and thrive. A landscaper for a home near us only planted one Aspen tree, and it looks forlorn and struggling. It definitely needs a friend.
Grandmother Earth loves us.
Mother Nature is teaching us all of the time through her Flora, Fauna and the Elemental kingdoms how to thrive and be prosperous without doing harm to the Earth or Each Other.
Many of us are hearing and Learning what she has to teach, and that number is growing exponentially daily. Thank you All.
I love this quote from the Persian poet, Hafiz, “You have all of the ingredients for a wonderful life, mix them, mix them.”