Carpinus caroliniana goes by many common names.  Musclewood.  Ironwood.  Blue Beech.  American Hornbeam.  I think I like Muscelwood best.  Just look at those branches and that trunk… just like rippling muscles. The name “Ironwood” probably comes from the fact that this wood is very dense and hard.  According to the Forest Service article listed below, […]

Top Ten

After reading Seabrooke’s post about her most popular posts for 2009, I decided to check my WordPress stats, just for the heck of it… Here are the top ten searches that drove people to my blog over the 365 days ending today (January 16, 2010).  The number in parentheses is the number of searches. currant […]

Singular Tastes

When my brother was in school and my mom was still making his lunches, he ALWAYS carried a bologna sandwich.  Every Day.  No Exceptions.  As he approaches 50, I think his palate allows for more variety, but as a kid it had to be two slices of bread with butter and a slice of bologna.  […]