Friday, November 15, 2013

FOLLOW ME!



Sauntering along through the park
as we always do
on our return trip to our car ~~~


Just up ahead 
to the left around the corner


Look what we found!


Our attention has been seized.
A rain storm went through recently 
which obviously played havoc with some trees
that were weak and ready to fall.


It took a few days for a removal of sorts
with the trunk scooched over 
to the side of the path way.
The park uses natural decomposition
by using this log as a nursing log
for all the critters/insects 
that feed in the park. 


I do love the smell of freshly sawn wood ~~~
Don't you, my friends!?

20 comments:

  1. Well Darling Sophie I managed to get back in, now if I could only get into your dads'

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  2. forgot to comment i love trees I don't like when they go down but if it's mother \nature that's fine, as long as no one cuts them, beautiful photos, tell your daddies I'm working on it x

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    1. I will tell them Lorraine!!

      Trees are everywhere and when I see huge trucks going by loaded with trees I cringe!

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  3. A nursing log, that is very forward thinking! I like that! Last year we had a big wind storm and now when we walk in the woods we see many downed trees. They are nursing logs as well :)

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    1. I agree Ryker ~~ the park peeps are very concerned with keeping the habitat "natural" ~~~ the way nature would have it be!!

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  4. That smell of freshly sawn wood, left for others to live in, and even to sit a while, perfect resting place for a tree that has finished its life in the ground, that last photo is great. Just think Sophie, new things for you to sniff out under the trunk. Greetings from Jean.

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    1. Yes, I thought about sniffing this log as soon as I saw it. I suspect next year many peeps will be sitting on this log having many conversations or just watching nature!
      Inhale ~~ mmm ~~ smells so nice!

      Sophie

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  5. I love the expression "nursing log" -- it really encapsulates the fallen tree's new purpose and role in nature.

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    1. Isn't it just so perfect, the expression ~~~ the park has so many piles and single log nursing logs ever since Hurricane Juan visited in 2003 ~~ ten year anniversary this fall!

      Ron

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  6. We live by the same code that Lorraine states above. When the colder season comes we only cut trees that have already fallen naturally on our property. I believe nature provides so there's no need to cut down a healthy live tree. I might also add my woodstove does one heck of a job providing on those very cold days :)

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    1. I love the feel of heat from a wood stove ~~ sitting close in a rocker with warm woolies on and mug of hot chocolate!

      MMMmmmmmMMMmm!

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  7. Totally LOVE that smell. For me-- it's an autumn smell and I equate it with cool weather. The photos are awesome-- especially the ones with the shadows.,it looks a little brisk there-- we are freezing here!! Does Sophie have a winter coat??
    Love
    Vicki

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    1. Brisk on some days and not so brisk on others ~~ autumn is a coolish season with rain and sun, so varied.

      Freshly sawn timber with sawdust at your feet reminds me of my "industrial arts" days in high school when I was making furniture. I really enjoyed that class.

      Sophie wants me to tell you that she would have a winter coat, but 2 Dads seem to want her coat to be rather short. How's a girl supposed to have long hair when it keeps getting cut.

      Sophie darling ~~~ it's easier to keep a short cut than a long one!

      Ron

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  8. How fun! I wonder how long it takes for it to decompose.

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    1. Centons ~~ as they say in Startrek World ~~~ the trunk will out live all of us!

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  9. You still have some beautiful colors in your forest. We've had a lot of trees down too. After our floods, the soil was so saturated that the winter winds took down a bunch of trees. Unfortunately, we (the people) have to maintain the trails around here (no officials do it) so a few good souls have been out cutting the trees that block the trails!

    I do love that smell!

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    1. I hope your home is OK, I do believe you are surrounded in trees. The sound of buzz saws is a good thing some times, eh!!!

      Inhale and Exhale the smell of freshly sawn timbers!

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  10. Wood is an appeal for our doggies, and the scents attract all the more, perhaps we can learn fromt them, I must admit wood is a great heat source in my stove at this time of year.

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    1. Yes, all the doggies in the park are sniffing every tree in sight and Sophie goes right along with them.

      So cute sometimes all the tails wagging with noses into the sticks and brush!
      Ron

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This 'DOODLE' is looking forward to your comment....don't be shy...all I do is SNIFF & LICK!