SPRING! arrives at a cottonwood-lined path
What is it about that first green of spring?!
Elk River scene north of Steamboat Springs
Winter at Red Rocks
Fall in New Mexico. This was taken with my first digital camera, a saturation-happy Kodak!
Cottonwoods love gullies as a source for water. Nearing sunset in Arches Natl Park.
Ctnwd leaf on ctnwd reflections
Barry gives scale to a massive cottonwood trunk. There was a bee hive higher in this tree.
It's not hard to tell the prevailing wind direction in Colorado by the lean of the trees. This snow is also plastered on the NW sides of these ctnwd trunks.
Cottonwood leaves light up a shallow pool in Bear Creek
Cottonwoods are very supportive of the less fortunate
That spring green
Lightning was here
From Bear Creek Lake Park
Tassels before leaves
The end of this canyon near Moab is ctnwd-illuminated
Cottonwoods host all sorts of wildlife, including this Great Horned Owl
Flickers often build their nests in the soft wood
Ctnwd and willow leaves in Bear Creek
Icy road through a grove
Beavers have had a big impact on the cottonwoods along the South Platte River in Douglas County.
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Wren nesting in this multi-level ctnwd apartment
Cottonwoods and scrub oaks
A cottonwood snag can be a great place for an osprey to have lunch
Full summer full grown
Colorado's high winds often prune cottonwoods
Ctnwds and Mt Morrison
Corrugated bark with web
The Flood of 2013 left its waterline in the cottonwoods- doesn't look real, does it?
How many cormorant nests can one cottonwood hold?
Dead ctnwds make great lookouts
Promise of spring
Winter exposes the structures which hold us all together
Typical prairie scene with cottonwoods hugging a creek
GH owl chick soaks up the morning sun
How the mighty have fallen
An adult baldie stays near to the nest until the chicks fledge
Pair of baldies grace a cottonwood
Cottonwood seeds can look like a dusting of snow. Aaaaa-CHOO!