This cozy little winter home of Henry Ford is in Fort Meyers, Florida, right next door to his good friend, Thomas Edison — the homes are identical. It is not a mansion by any stretch, definitely not memorable, but I needed something to remind me where these fascinating tree roots were found.
The roots belong to a 60-70′ tall fig tree, one of several varieties on the property. The Ford property is very large with an arboretum-like feel to it. Many exotic plants can be found here, like rubber trees; Edison was experimenting with domestically grown rubber trees that might replace the expensive imports of latex used for car tires.
The weather in Fort Meyers was gorgeous in late January. I might have to return if Spring doesn’t arrive in Nebraska real soon.
Thought for the Day: Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush. Doug Larson