Wednesday, December 03, 2008

walk with me, its wednesday

Better bring your orange. It is hunting season, so the woods belong to others today.

I walk the road. I walk the road often in winter, but mostly after the snow falls and walking the wood trails becomes cumbersome.

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Today it is still mild. I pass my neighbor's place and notice the garden. The garden is turned over and ready for winter, but there is no winter rye. Funny how gardeners have different methods. My garden does not look this neat and perfect, I think to myself. Maybe I like to leave some work to do on those nice days during the January thaw.

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Across the street the Pee Gees are brown.

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Continuing down the road I come to the other neighbor's property....

I notice the brand new signs that have been tacked up. They won't last long...there are those who pull them down. And soon new ones will be up again. This has been going on for years. I think the new signs are up because of the hunting season.

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Around here people are usually casual about property. We usually mark boundaries by stone walls or big trees. Deeds make for interesting reading.

On down the road, I notice something I have never noticed before, ever. I have been walking this road for many years ...but what I saw has evidently been here longer than that. I wonder how I could have walked passed it for so long and never looked at it.

Had I seen this before --I know I would have looked at it each time I passed....and from now on I will. Inosculation is about to happen.

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16 comments:

Lynn said...

It is always amazing to me how I can walk down a trail I've walked dozens of times before and see a ledge, a vernal pool, a splash of lady's-slippers that I never noticed before.

The Gingerbread House said...

If I watch a Movie twice there is always something I didn't see before :o) and if there is some time in between...I've forgotten the whole Movie :o)...Ginny

Sharon said...

Its amazing the stuff that you don't notice, and then suddenly see!

Susie said...

Now that's gonna be one interesting example of the phenomenon when the tree gets done ...too bad the shovel blade isn't still attached. I wonder how long it's been there, and how long until the insoculation is complete. (It gives the tree something of an Ent-ish look...as if it had been planting tree seedlings once upon a time in an enchanted forest.)

Susie said...

ooops...I typo-ed!! Inosculation.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Not only did I enjoy your walk today, I learned a new word. Inosculate. I love learning new words. It makes reading so challenging.

Judy said...

I don't think I have ever finished cleaning up the whole garden in the fall. Of course we both have perennial plants so ours never looks empty. I saw the shovel handle and all I could think was a DOT employee got tired of leaning on the shovel and leaned it up against the tree! That's mean I know, Sorry.

judy said...

Great find. I always thought there should be a word for that. Of course, there is. My gardens didn't get planted either. They needed it. Too late now.

elizabeth said...

I love little surprises like that!

Pat K said...

I, too, have learned a new word. Fascinating. Thanks for taking us all on the walk.

KnitChick said...

Great new word!

We have a tree here at Walt Disney World - at Fort Wilderness - that has an old manual lawn mower grown into it!!

Pablo said...

That shovel handle is a nice fine. I only noticed last month an interesting tree I must have driven/walked past a hundred times.

Dawn said...

Interesting post .... interesting pictures .... and an interesting new word ...... Lovely! Thank You, Cyndy! I always enjoy your writings!

Leslie Shelor said...

It's an amazing world and your pictures do it full justice...Love the shovel handle and there are lots of stories wandering through my mind about it, too!

Cathy said...

So much fun! I was thrilled to find an old cedar post grown into a hickory at the farm and a hose hanger in an elm tree at our other house. The shovel handle takes the prize for most fascinating...I expect another photo in a decade!!

The Gingerbread House said...

Nature truly is astounding, she claims any and everything within her realm.....Ginny

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