Tuesday, November 21, 2006
After the hawk stalk Saturday, I headed out through my woods to poke around a bit. This post is about my corners.
Down at the "pond",in the southeast corner, a puddle of water remains, but most of the pond looks like the above photo. There seems to be a lot of action going on down there at night. The slowly drying mud has captured a snapshot of some of the comings and goings.
The mysterious enchanted thicket above lies in my northwest corner, a region infrequently visited by me. It is probably one of the quieter corners in a very quiet square of land, a place where the deer can lounge with little interference. The tangley twisted torsion of the sparkleberry bushes is a result of their struggle for light beneath a grove of large oaks. It may look pretty, but it's a silent shoving match for survival.
In the planted pine grove (sound familiar?) of the southwest corner, a light carpet of pine needles is building up now that the pines have some size to them. The bright little aster poking up through them provided a nice contrasting bit of color to the brown blanket.
And then, there was this in the northeast corner ...
I recognize most of the scat I find on my place, but not this little pile.
Has Christo been camping in my woods without permission?
Posted by R.Powers at 6:34 AM