Old Hill

Wolf and I went down to Old Hill with Jaxsun this morning. I was there yesterday with the dog and saw a downed tree I wanted Wolf to see. While we were there, we saw two deer: a mama and her baby. Once Jaxsun noticed them, he wanted to chase them, I presume, to eat them. Alas, he was leashed and restrained so no venison for him.
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Mama on the left, baby on the right.

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Notice how far up their ears were? We watched as the baby noticed us, how its ears went up. It was the same with mama, however, her ears stayed up.

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Ever see a tree bent like this?

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Here you can see the charred spot where it was hit by lightening. We had a fierce storm the other night which left lots of trees down and the electric out for about 12 hours.

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The smell of the wood was so intoxicating one had to put their nose up to the tree. It was almost instinctual to do so.

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From the other side of the tree. Wolf stands about 5’9″ so you can see how big this tree was.

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The top of the break.

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The outside of the tree was warm, rough, and dry. The inside, however, was cool, moist, and smooth. I didn’t know tree innards had grades of color like this one: pink to yellowish to brown on the outside.

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Of what is to come in but a few weeks. It was a beautiful walk down there this morning. My plan is to start going down more often now that the weather has started to cool down. And so have the bugs.

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3 Responses to Old Hill

  1. farm mom says:

    WOW! Nope, never seen anything like that. Amazing!

  2. Anita says:

    I haven’t seen anything like it either, but it is beautiful… Sad, but beautiful….

  3. HH says:

    It is very cool. I so wish we could take the chainsaw down and cut it up. It’s perfect firewood. Alas, government property.

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