I encourage you to go into nature and enjoy the peace that surrounds you.
* January 5, 2014
Hi there, dear readers of this blog. I have some sad news to report. I went to the botanical gardens today with my daughter. We were going to taking bark photos of some of the trees and guess what I found. Sadly, I found that this tree is no longer standing. All I found was a stump, some wood shavings, a few shoots and some bark. I do not know why it had to be taken down; but it was. I will ask the garden manager soon. I am sure he had his reasons and I will let you all know. Here is a photo of the stump and some of the shoots. You will notice the beautiful red wood that is evident in the stump.
I will find out if there is another Box Elder in the Botanical Gardens to share with you all. If not, I will be looking in the city of Asheville.