The Hollow Tree: “King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O”

I recently happened upon this hollow tree, and it kindled childhood memories of the stories of fairies and brownies and Mr. Froggie and Miss Mousie, all said to live in hollow trees. Because the tree is very near a bullfrog pond, it particularly brought to mind the old nursery rhyme song, A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go or…

Now on display in my corner of North Georgia: Sourwood

The sourwood tree, also known as the sorrel tree, is native to eastern North America and primarily is found in the lower Appalachian region.  It can grow as a small tree or large shrub from 10 to 20 meters (30-65 feet) tall.  In the spring it produces bell-shaped flowers on long panicles, and in the…