Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Today I celebrated a very local holiday known as "plant that Buckeye you got at the plant sale months ago" Day. First annual. I'm always jumping for an opportunity to dig around our yard because of its former life as an amusement park at the turn of the century. Someday I just know I'll uncover the ferris wheel. Embarrassingly, the backyard has not changed much since we moved in a year and a half ago, so to root around the back is pretty exciting for a kid like me who grew up watching Indiana Jones.
While unearthing myriad Oxalis bulbs, I also came upon random bands of red, grainy clay. Embedded throughout were these red rocks. Hmmm, could these be part of the building pictured above? Were they used for landscaping? I think another trip to Oakland's History Room will be in order soon enough.
Meanwhile, these specimens will grace the area around the freshly planted buckeye tree.