KUDZU - THE VINE THAT ATE THE SOUTH
Here in the south, cotton used to be king... until there was Kudzu! This fast growing vine was introduced here by Japan in 1876 and is very prominent all over the southeast United States. It grows so rapidly and covers anything in it's path, it's even earned the nickname "foot-a-night vine". Throughout the history of this wild vine, there have even been tales told of children being covered up by the vine in their sleep, so you don't want to leave your windows open!
While riding along the beautiful highways of Alabama, you'll see amazing displays of Kudzu as it grows wildly over everything in it's path. It's unusually pretty to see how the lush green growth can soften the appearance of a hard wooded tree line, or make an open field appear as though it's covered in a soft green blanket of vines.
I hope you all had a great weekend, and even though I hate wishing my life away, I'm looking forward to Friday again. Harley's uncle is going to let us use his lake cabin for the weekend and I can't wait. We'll probably be leaving the Glides at home but don't worry... they have Jet Ski's!!
Have a great Monday everybody!