On my morning walk today I found this offering in the middle of the path. They are hawthorn berries.
Very pretty I think.
The cows and calves were enjoying the quiet morning. I love that huge cottonwood tree in the background.
A few weeks ago when I was walking here, I heard a rustling rumbling sound coming from the forest and I thought "What is that noise? The cows shouldn't be in there. Sounds like a big animal, maybe an elk crashing through the woods?" Then this huge alder tree came falling down, right where I had been about to walk. I have never seen a tree spontaneously fall down with no wind or logger to help it. It is on the neighbor's property and they have been working on cutting it up for firewood. I like the way the red alder shows why it is named so. When a fresh tree is cut up it bleeds red.
This is a big old stump with new trees growing up out of it. I climbed it once and looked inside, it is hollow. If I ever have to hide from someone, I might run here and get in. You might be able to see how the cows have rubbed on that long snakey root piece and made it all shiny.
I love leaves. This heart shaped one is a cottonwood.
But I love my little Roscoe Bean even more. Who could resist this face?
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