Saturday, March 12, 2016

Left Over from Days Long Gone

This black walnut tree was planted years ago when the Iversons owned the land.  Over fifty years ago they donated the land to the county as a park.  Now several people are fighting to make sure it stays a park.  Our county has already logged one park and was considering logging this one.    For the time being we have saved the park.... and if interest continues I think there is a good chance it will continue to be a magical spot.

It's a beautiful place, full of mosses and lichens at this time of year.  A trail leads down to a stream.  Trilliums and spring queen were blooming when I visited two days ago.

..... on a different subject:  since this is a blog for 'Sketching in Nature', I'll let you know that a couple of days ago I published a blog on 'Field Sketching' --


  1. Thank goodness you managed to save these trees, love the bright greens and the deep mysterious shadows.

  2. Keep up the good work, both sketching and protecting, Elva! It's SO important, I can't figure out why on earth parks are logged.


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