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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Golden Forest

I attended the local community association meeting on Monday where the speaker was a local historian with a wealth of knowledge about this area.  She brought along a map that showed the early colonial land grants.  The area where I live was called Golden Forest.  It's currently just that but not because of the chestnut trees which were the climax forest in the late 1700s.  The climax forest is now beech trees, but even they are not the reason it's golden.  It's the tulip poplars and the understory spice bushes that are so golden.  See ...


















6 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

what wonderful fall shots and that is a fantastic reflection in the pond. Have a good week.

Uppal said...

Nature at its pretty best in all your captures! Thanks!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful nature photography and love the reason for the name the golden poplars!


Happy Week to you.
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Laura said...

How lovely!!! Such a beautiful time of year.

Felicia said...

beautiful fall images. love the yellows and that one tree looked like it had a hint of blue.

Mike said...

What a beautiful area. Lovely, peaceful place.

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