Cars of beauty:
An early 30's model Studebaker, More of a head turner than the later Studs.
We had a group together before we left for the mountains. I was
showing Don tis leaf just beside our swing. It is a poplar leaf but at least 5
times bigger than normal. Don said, “I have seen some big ones, but I believe
this is the biggest.”
When I flattened it, it was 16" wide just above it is the normal Poplar leaf.
After he took a picture he said, “Do you know that tree is dead?” Don is one of the most observant people I know.
I did not know it and we sit beneath it on the swing every
chance we get, our favorite spot here. Since it was a live at the bottom
because that is where the huge leafs are, I am hoping I can save some of it.
To day I used a ladder to cut a notch and slit to take the forty feet above it down. I was very careful, because using a chain saw 18’ up on a latter is tricky. I got ‘er down and cut it up for fire wood. I put tar on the sawed top, hoping the rest of it will live. After all it holds our favorite swing up.
I have never been successful at grafting, Imma read up on it. Since there are still live leaves low, I wonder if I could graft a dogwood limb about ten feet up to encourage it to live? Anyone here ever graft in trees?
I really hate to show my neighbor’s back yard, but there is where the kittens are. I know I and the cats are trespassing but you might can see some cats beside the black ones. (smile, the black ones are easy to see)
I asked for a family shot, no dice.
This one was further out and just looked at me.
This one was peeking out at me.
There was another black one here when I started to shoot.
I know this is a mess, but I also bet these cats love it. We hope to move the group, and advertise for kitten give aways.
Life is good, today the carpet is dry… LOL