Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Go Forth and Multiply, Little Aspens!

For several years now, I've followed a path in the woods south of Camp May Road. Every year, I look forward to small group of young aspens turning golden.  I call them my Pet Aspens.  I was happy to see today that even though they are very near trees singed in the Las Conchas wildfire, most look healthy and are producing scads of catkins.  It really, truly is Spring!

Fully loaded with catkins!

More aspen catkins against blue sky.

Mystery Box Along Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail

This mystery box is on the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail, near the Los Alamos Airport terminal.  Each time I pass this large, concrete box (it even has a lid), I wonder from whence it came?  And why the pipe opening on one side?

Hope it's not RADIOACTIVE!