Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

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 ...