"Its great strength enabled it to bear heavy loads, while its flexibility made it relatively easy to bend into the circle of a wheel rim and also gave it the capacity to absorb shock without cracking or splitting. Those properties, added to the wood's ability to resist the effects of soil and moisture, made for high-mileage wheel rims."
~~By Dave Wayman (March/April 1985)
which is exactly what it does along the edges of the fields and pastures of Shelby County.
Here the green fruit stands out among the brown leaves of autumn.
~Nancy ~ 333/365