Daily Archives: April 15, 2012
I found Mr. Keebler and the Keebler Elves home! While walking around the beautiful grounds of Longwood Gardens, I spotted this large old tree. It was a big old tree that had to be more than a 100 years old. It was HUGE. I could not fit the whole tree in a picture.
At the base of the tree you could see the large roots going into the ground and you just know that the root system has to be at least 30 feet or more out. Remember that a trees root system is twice the distance of the branches that extend out. As I examined the roots, I noticed an indentation in the base of the tree. It was a doorway.
My imagination began to run wild as if I was about 8 years old again. It popped into my head about Mr. Keebler. The elf that lives and works in a tree. Could this be his home and workshop?
Longwood Gardens is a beautiful place. It was once the private estate of Pierre S. du Pont. According to the records of the Garden he purchased the property to save trees that were scheduled to be cut down and used for lumber (is this one of the trees that he saved?)
This is just one of the beautiful wonders in my back yard. I will be posting more pictures from Longwood Gardens. I have over 700 to review.