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         When we were settled here in 1997, Katherine’s intention was to draw a juniper-cedar tree every day, and perhaps in thirty years or so, record every one within the forty acres.  That hasn’t happened, but a digital camera makes documenting the “cedars of Cedars” a spontaneous continuing activity.
       Enjoy this slide show:  "40 Minutes of Cedars" along the Ruby Springs Trail and the Center Ridge Trail on September 17, 2018 (from 4:19 p.m. to 4:59 p.m.).

        What's in a Name?
          Joe spent years learning common and scientific names during his career with the US Forest Service.
          These are the species the experts say may be ours at Cedars:
-- Juniperus monosperma—One-seed juniper.
-- Juniperus osteosperma—Utah juniper.
-- Juniperus scopulorum—Rocky Mountain juniper.
          Some sources say one species grows with single trunk and another species with multi-trunks.   Other sources say vice versa.   We have them all!
          Joe now says names are not important, because as soon as you learn a name, then you quit looking at the plant or animal or geologic formation.
          So — What’s in a name?
          Look at the shape, the color, the size, the smell, the texture.
          A true name would take an hour to speak.

Cedars at Colwell Cedars