Amelia is finished! She went walking around Victoria with me, to try and identify her special tree – her wood blank was labeled Sycamore, and I had never knowingly seen one. It turns out though that I have, only in our part of the world it is called a plane tree!
We found some leaves – like maple leaves, but not – in Ross Bay Cemetery on our walk home.
Amelia checked out the bark of the nearest tree – smooth in places, and angular bits peeling off in other places…
…and the strange fluffy seed balls – it seems like the right tree!
A lot of people are annoyed with plane trees in the fall when they drop their thousands of leaves…
… but Amelia thinks leaf piles are marvelous…
…and she has decided that Sycamore/Plane is the most beautiful tree in the world.
Amelia was carved by me – most of her was finished in Oregon, but her arms and legs were finished here in Victoria, and she was all complete in October 2016!