I was talking to my Dad recently about trees. (Of course, I talk about trees, doesn't everyone?)
One of the trees that I really notice on our walks is a White Oak and I asked my Dad if he was familiar with it.
|There are lots of White Oaks on this walk...Stone Mountain Park, Georgia.|
(it amused my Dad because I didn't know what it was!)
The definition of a singletree is a bar between the pulling animal and the wagon or plow that balances the weight being pulled.As Americans, we got this word from Britain, but somehow it was changed. It is called "swingletree" there! I find words very interesting. It's easier to say singletree, isn't it? When I told my Dad that this word really came from England, and that somehow we Americans changed it, he was tickled! "Is that right! Well, I'll be!"
If any of you know anything about the origin of the word "swingletree/singletree", then let me know!
I only know how much I love the White Oak tree and I was happy to find out on a recent hike that it is one of the favorites of Ranger Robby Astrove from Arabia Mountain too! So, YAY! Park Rangers are my heroes!
I will be quite busy for the next two weeks or so and will have limited time to visit all the blogs that I like to visit. I KNOW, I can just hear all of you sobbing.... and wondering how you will be able to make it without my wise and oh so insightful comments. Well, just hang in there, I'll be back in two shakes of a lamb's tail! Yee-HAH! Sorry, I was channeling a Wild West cowgirl there...take care! Love y'all from Georgia Girl With An English Heart!