Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Sunday Walk



Joining Susan for Outdoor Wednesday!
What started out as a hunt for winter shed antlers turned into an adventurous walk in the woods. No antlers were found, but with a keen eye, other treasures were to be seen. Won't you come join The Gentleman Farmer and I on our walk?
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As we started out, the field through which we must pass to encounter the woodland, was strewn with these diminutive wild strawberries. The deer know just when they are ready and always get the ripe beauties before me!
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The icon of the Pacific Northwest!
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A representative of my speed!
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I do not know about identifying mushrooms, but this is probably some poisonous morsel. If it was edible, the deer would have gotten it for sure!
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After what seemed miles up and down the trail, Gentleman Farmer shows me the secret little watering hole for the 'big bucks' who rarely venture out from the dense woods. (Not a secret from him ~ he has been checking this spot out for years.)
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Another secretive spot ~ a deer bed.
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The trees became thick and close, and evening was approaching making this gnarly stump appear as an eerie specter guarding the entry to the deeper forest beyond!
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This area was grisly indeed as we found many bones of deer and other animals
scattered about the forest floor.
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Surely this must be a preferred banqueting table for the local coyote pack.
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(Me) Not wanting to be this far into the woods with night quickly advancing, (Gentleman Farmer could find his way out with his eyes closed!) and not enjoying the scenery afoot, we (again meaning me) decided to head back to (safety) the trail that leads home.




No antlers were found, but I did not come home empty handed...
There is always some treasure to bring back to remind us of our commune with God's creation.
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"O LORD, how many are Thy works! In wisdom Thou has made them all; The earth is full of Thy possessions."
Psalm 104:24

5 comments:

Nadine said...

What a fun nature walk...made better by being with the one you love!

Blessings!
~Nadine

The B's said...

Reminds me of Anne and Dianna walking thru the Haunted Wood and being "deliciously scared." =)

joanny said...

Love a good nature walk in the woods-- it is so beautiful here in the North West. The coyotes are coming into the city now snatching our cats. A few years ago with all the rapid development going on the hillsides were taken over by huge houses and forced the wildlife to come into the towns-- we had a sickly mountain lion living in our bamboo thicket.


Happy outdoor Wednesday.
Joanny

Sir and Miss said...

Wow! What an amazing walk it must have been. I must confess that I would have become more scared as I ventured further in too... Fabulous photos!

Holly x
(3 Sisters, 365)

joanny said...

Hello
Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog


Live in Clackamas County --- the chickens are for sale from a friend -the moppy head was a Buff Lace Polish... I am looking into having a portable chicken coop build that you can move around-- will post what it looks like on some other out door Wednesday... my plants --- there are some breeds of dogs you can get that will protect the property and keep the pets in at night especially cats -- -- I agree do not like to shoot anything either. I have the notion to do a goat fiber farm and olives some time in the future so will need the same dogs that Martha Steward uses for her goats and other animals - and my friends who have Aplaca farms. For now my dog will do in town but in the country he would be ripped apart by the coyotes - sad to say.
Joanny