Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Two Grands - Grandpa and Grandson

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Grandpa and Connor up at the park close to our northern Canadian town. It's so pretty up there but alas !!! the dreaded beetles have overtaken many of the trees. The pesky buggers .. you can't get rid of. They have destroyed thousands of acres of beautiful pine trees throughout Canada and I guess the United States as well. The only thing that seems to kill them are temperatures below 40 degrees in the winter and they must remain that cold for a couple of weeks. And that is very hard to sustain over such a long period of time so they keep on keeping on .... infiltrating, feeding on and killing the gorgeous trees. The forests have turned red ... a rusty swathe of colour meaning the death of the trees. So sad... I don't know that they will ever be able to control them.

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