An Afternoon at Aunt Mimi's

I knocked number 21 on my 50x50 list today - my dad & I visited my Aunt Emily's place! Even though she only lives about 10 minutes away from my dad, it felt like the back of beyond. I really enjoyed seeing all the flora (and fauna) - and I was very happy to NOT see any snakes. Thanks for the tour Mimi!

[Edited to add that I'm visiting my dad in NC this week - I'm pretty sure we can't grow banana trees like that in Ohio!]










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  1. Is that a banana tree? I didn't know they grew so well in Ohio.

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    1. She's down in North Carolina, Stephen...the Hickory area.

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    2. Oops - I guess I could say where I am! And yes that's a banana tree :)

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  2. Looks like a place you might find some grapevines to swing on.

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    1. Well, she does have grapevines - but the ones in the woods were honeysuckle :) I'm surprised she didn't have any kudzu!

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  3. I'm glad you made the trip successfully. Did you call Dr. M when you arrived?

    I'm impressed with that goat's ambition. Does he scream?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0CdXaOS5_o

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    1. I did call him - I was proud of myself for remembering :)

      I didn't hear the goat making any racket at all - bizarre!

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  4. I'm amazed at how well the banana tree grows even in North Carolina! Does it bear fruit?

    One of my former co-workers has a banana tree, and the bananas from it taste so much more intense...it's like eating five bananas in one.

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    1. I think hers gets some small bananas on it - I'll have to ask her if she's ever eaten any.

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  5. Never fear...she called me...in the middle of my afternoon class on Tuesday, lol! I told the students it was my wife. I was tempted to answer and let them talk to her, but I didn't. I'm so happy she could make this trip and that the new car is working out as we'd hoped! P.S. I LOVE Mimi...one of my favorite people on this planet. Thanks, y'all...you really don't know how much you mean to us.

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  6. Nice banana tree!

    My granddad had one in his backyard and tried for years to keep it alive through the winter months. I often wonder with the warmer winters we are having now would it survive to spring.

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    1. Isn't it? Emily says that she can't kill it :)

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  7. Wow. What a lovely property. (Except for that goat. I have a bad Goat History.) The banana tree is impressive. I wish I could have one in my backyard to replace my Alaskan Cedar, which is dying a slow and agonizing death.

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    1. That thing was HUGE! It was fun watching the goat rip into those giant leaves.

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    1. THEY were trying to figure what type of tree Emily was leaning on. I was just looking up to be looking up :)

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  9. Ha! That goat is all like, "Give it, give it!"

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  10. LOL -- I was going to say the same thing Stephen said. But even for North Carolina that's an impressive banana tree. I love that the goats eat the leaves!

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  11. Your pictures always make me smile. Such great photos!!

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  12. It's always a pleasure to see your photos and feel like I've been along for the ride, sort of. I don't get out much, but even if I did I would want to travel with YOU!

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