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Image taken in Durham Arkansas, USA

A giant Catalpa looms over this old barn in Durham Arknasas, making the barn look as if its a tiny little thing.

Always so nice to see the Catalpa’s bloom each spring. This tree is also a great source for fishing bait.

I need to do some research, as to the name, and type of worm, but as children, we had to gather the worms from these trees for our fishing trips.

I don’t remember the name of the worms……

We just wanted to get the job done! LOL! We just called them, Cataby Worms.

These fishing trips were not simply for recreation, but as a source of food staple for the family.

My mother canned the fish, to be used all winter…..sorry……Charlie… can just move on over…..moms canned fish was better than any you could then, or now can buy in the stores.

These trees, and seeing them in bloom, always bring back those childhood memories of the way things used to be.

We never had a lot of money, and we didn’t need it. We knew how to live off the land, and use what nature provided.

In saying that, makes me think of too…. we never bought a walnut from the store either…we gathered them in season, and yes it was always a family affair :))

I learned a lot growing up as a Hunter Gathere,
as it’s called these days.

Today, we are all known as CONSUMERS :))

I can’t say it was a simpler way of life, cause in any way we take involves hard work.

But we didn’t need all those oil wells in our pristine oceans, and bays.
We didn’t need billions of barrels of oil, and gasoline.
We didn’t destroy the habitats of millions of plants & animals with clear cutting, and concrete jungles.

AND…the story could go on, and on…

It sure was a different way of life we lived back then.

Proust once said, The real voyage of discovery

Consist not of seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

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  • Michael Degenhardt
    Michael Degenh...over 4 years ago

    What a beautiful tree that is. It’s huge as it towers over the barn and I bet it holds so many memories. Lovely capture!

  • Pauline Evans
    Pauline Evansover 4 years ago

    Memories for me too…we had them in northeast ARK where I grew up.

  • Daidalos
    Daidalosover 4 years ago

    Beautiful tree, scenery, great capture and composition and so beautiful memories Carolyn! And great writing. Yes we didn’t need billions of barrels of oil at those times. So nature and creatures had a chance to survive…. So true.

  • Roz Fayette
    Roz Fayetteover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot and nice comments!

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterover 4 years ago

    Fantastic image Carolyn! That tree is amazing!

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneover 4 years ago

    That tree is awesome! Excellent capture and write-up! S:)

  • Kathleen Struckle
    Kathleen Struckleover 4 years ago

    Beautiful tree and scene.

  • Thank you Kathleen :))x Carolyn

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  • barnsis
    barnsisover 4 years ago

    Awesome Catalpa tree, I have tired to get some sprouts to plant here on the lake. The Catalpa worm (ketal’pe) is an amazing fish bait.

  • Thank you, yes they sure are some of the best! If you ever get one going, they grow really fast, and HUGE :)) :))x Carolyn

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  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    ♥ Beautiful capture Carolyn !!! :D ♥

  • Thank you Evita :))x Carolyn

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  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

    I just saw this in CB group and thought how beautiful it was. x

  • Thank you Lori :))x Carolyn

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