biped....."We wandered around da yard this weekend catching little hints of fall. Check out the color on our Sassafras tree. They're a tree of many uses depending on their size. They are a hardwood so in the "good ole days" (which translated means before the idiots with the big saws came) they used to make baseball bats out of them, and canoes and paddles. From the roots you get the oil that was used to make root beer. In our part of Missouri they are very slow growing because of the poor soil. They are also used for herbal purposes and the cajuns smoke the leaves and grind them up to make a seasoning.
biped...."Another sign of fall is spiders. When we go geocaching Mr. Bill leads the way so he gets caught in the web instead of me."
WARNING! SMALL ANIMALS SHOULD BE PROTECTED FROM THIS GUY!