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Photographer's Note

One final upload before I disappear from TE for about a week. We will be in Colorado first for a wedding and then some sightseeing. I am closing my series on the Boulder Field with what might happen to it in the future as a "Show and Tell."

About 13,000 years ago at the end of the Ice Age, the climate warmed and the forest slowly reclaimed the surrounding landscape through natural succession. This same process is reclaiming boulder field as well. Pine needles and leaves fill cracks between rocks then decompose to become soil in which seedlings take root. Over time the forest may once again cover Boulder Field, but until then, we can enjoy this National Natural Landmark.

We are looking at the edge of the Boulder Field. I suspect the process described above has already reclaimed this edge. That lone tree I photographed might be the front line of reclamation.

Exif Data:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Software: Adobe Photoshop 23.3 (Macintosh)
Exposure Time: 1/500
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 3800/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2022-05-29 14:25
Metering Mode: Spot
File Size: 2946 kb
GPS: 41.04975075717544, -75.64552143889964

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