Sunday, May 4, 2014

Walking in the Woods

The other day we went for a walk in the woods.  My daughter's favorite area is where there are quite a few fallen trees that make for good "forts" and jungle gyms. 

It's an area where the trees have fallen over time, in different storms. They lay every which way and crisscross atop each other. 

Several have gone completely over from the roots. The ground is very much gravel in this area and often their roots brought up large rocks... it's amazing how they've held those rocks in place in the air for a long time.

Interesting coloration in a large rock suspended and held into place by roots above the hole where an uprooted tree once stood.

It won't be nearly as easy to get there once all the underbrush and grass grows up, and since deer ticks and Lyme disease are synonymous with the area we live in, nightly checks for ticks is part of life from now until next winter has truly set in.