Saturday, November 28, 2009

"Big Laurel"

In Great Pond State Park in Simsbury, Connecticut there are some of the biggest mountain laurel bushes I have ever seen in my life. These wild shrubs are about fifteen to twenty feet high. I took this picture while hiking around Great Pond this Thanksgiving day.I used to walk around Great Pond quite often when I lived in Simsbury and would also go ice skating there in the winter. Maybe these mountain laurel plants have reached their maximum height as I remember these same shrubs being the same height over thirty years ago. I guess " trees (and shrubs) don't grow to the sky."