Saturday, May 06, 2006

Edge of the Woods

Life in Christian County, Kentucky... More About Trees and Plants...

Edge of the woods
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep."

The road that leads to our house runs right beside a patch of woods. A shagbark hickory tree with its distinctive peeling bark grows on the right. Most of the green ground cover in the foreground is poison ivy.

When I decide to venture into the woods, I enter from higher up the hill where the poison ivy isn't so thick.

The rule about poison ivy is, "Leaves of three, let it be."

Poison ivy

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