NABOKV-L post 0008787, Thu, 23 Oct 2003 09:40:20 -0700

Fwd: Gordon Krummholz...
Dear Don and List,

An idle thought, with reference to Gordon Krummholz, the ephebe with the
metamorphic (and finally absent) cache-sexe. Krummholz is the stunted dwarf
vegetation found above the treeline; does anyone know if this is a
butterfly habitat in the vicinity of Telluride -- or even Cedarn?



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Dear Tom,
Not idle at all. "Krummholz" means "twisted wood" referring to the dwarfed
trees of the subalpine zone where it is very cold & dry and the wind twists
the dwarfed vegetation. Google pulls up the item below:

Nature Close to Home: Signs, Seasons, and Stories
.... tiger swallowtail and monarch butterflies come and ... twisted jetblack
outlines of Krummholtz bristlecone pine ... to the Rocky Bluegrass festival in
Lyons, Colorado. ...
The question now is why does Gordon get this name? Ideas?