If you have been following my blog, you know that my best friend from elementary school came to visit this week. I was a busy bee trying to finish a few projects in the guest room: Upholstering a little bench, Rebuilding “Daisy” the curbside chair, and Building a nightstand from a picket fence and discarded door. I promise to post pictures of the guest room this week! The sun (and sons) finally cooperated with me so I could photograph the room.
When we have out of town guests, Duke Gardens is one of our must see destinations. The boys and I took my best friend to the gardens in the heart of Duke University. This place is huge, with several different themed gardens to explore. Plus, it is a perfect place for two little boys to run, play and hide. My six year old loves to carry the map and figure out where we should go (definitely get a map in the visitor center because you can get lost in the gardens!)
So, without further yackety yacking…
According to the plaque by this tree. This is a Dawn Redwood, a species of redwood that dates back to between 90 – 15 million years ago! Remarkably in 1941, a few of these trees were found in a remote part of China. This tree was germinated from seeds from one of those trees in 1948.