Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
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 ...