Yep, this week I and going to take you through the weekend happenings.....backwards!!
Sunday Hannah, G-ma Carol and I went to the Antique and Peddler's show. It was held outside at Pioneer Village, a museum of OLD Kern County buildings. It was a HOT day, but we weathered through it.....*grin* There were some very pretty tea set for sale, but we just admired them, then, to be silly, we all plopped on a hat and took a selfie!!! I think Hannah was having a lot of fun having both her G-mas all to herself for the afternoon.
We were about to walk by this tree, when Hannah pointed it out how different it was, so we took pictures, and I know Carol and I have been here many time and have never noticed it before. We have seen many Sycamores, but none that have bark quite like this one, and even looked them up on the internet.............. guess what I found out????
"A fast 75' deciduous tree. It will grow to 15-20 ft. in 5-10 years. It is along creeks in the foothills and coast ranges of Calif.. It takes wind, heat, but not drought tolerant until established. (Then it will be drought tolerant only where there is a high water table or along the coast.) It likes sun and moderate water. Chips of bark from trunk and roots can be boiled for coffee. This is a very important wildlife plant. Hummingbirds and butterflies use extensively. It is a food plant for the Western Tiger Swallowtail. It has some fall color. The white bark with the chips of brown spotted here and there make for an attractive formal trunk. We use wood chips to mulch.Platanus racemosa tolerates sand, clay and seasonal flooding.
Platanus racemosa is great for a bird garden and a butterfly garden.
Platanus racemosa's foliage turns a different color in the fall, color is lt-green, type is deciduous and is edible."
Now back to earlier Sunday........... Miss Hannah had spent the night and we were up early enough to do a little crafting. Using paint stirring sticks, we each made a scarecrow to hand on our front doors. Hannah made her's a girl scarecrow..............
Mine just looks a little ???????
The leaves are silk, a package I picked up at the $$$ store. They were all bright yellow and red. We thought the looked too bright, so we did a little ink dyeing, and had so much fun making them darker and richer in color, that we almost did them all........LOL
Going BACKWARDS to Saturday night......... We took Hannah and her sister, Megan to a hockey game.
Papa Bobby and "his" girls
Who wouldn't want to take these beauties??? Oh yes, we all have jerseys.....that's Papa there in the gray hat. Hannah had decided she wanted a sleep over, but Megan wanted to go home........and that is how Hannah happened to be here for crafts and antiquing. Although she just liked looking at the "old people's jewelry" ( her words, not mine....LOL)
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