Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Back In The Woods
The pile of waste stone in the back of Ed's truck has been growing. Whenever he works on a new bed he gets lots of stones. This afternoon we drove up the lane to the back woods. Ed spread the waste stones in the lane where they will do some good.
While he was working I took a short walk with the camera. It's amazing what goes on in the woods when no one is watching. This broken tree has a very sculptural quality.I used to think of the trees in the woods as steady, permanent. Now I know change is constant in the woods. This interesting arrangement was build by gravity, decay, and the winds. I can only imagine how the forked branch landed in such a way as to hang there like it does. I think being in the woods when this happened would have been quite scary!
The blossoms on the red maple trees are completely open, a full 10 days ahead of last year. Their red color is evident when you look at the hills. Very soon the blossoms will litter the forest floor, and the trees will begin to leaf out.