I want you to know that I read all my comments, and although I don’t respond as often as I’d like to, I do respond as often as I’m able. Comments are a validation that I’m doing something right and I know that everyone that blogs really appreciates the feedback.
One of the comments I received yesterday concerned the photo you see below, which gave me an idea for a blog post.
“. . . But, that last shot--with the old wheelbarrow, (and that is some HEAVY wheelbarrow)-- is kind of mysterious. Makes me want some exploration and it makes me wonder what I'd run into if I could step into the trees back there! It has lots of depth and so many different colors of beautiful greens and grays.” ~ Bluebird
Although the light is much different in the afternoon, I decided to take a walk through that very gate with the camera just to show you what you’d run into if you stepped into the mysterious area of trees back there.
Please try to contain yourselves.
And pretend you don’t see that fence there on the right that’s being held up with twine. Thank you.
The trees and the growth along the edges you see straight ahead are wonderful for hiding the development that lies back there.
Over the weekend, I had to go inside rather than listen to what sounded like a two year old girl having herself a melt-down, after having been sent out of the house to cry in the backyard.
It took her well over an hour to finally cry herself out. I know this because for an hour, I kept attempting to come back outside to read. At first, I thought she was hurt. But I know a temper tantrum and a strong-willed child when I hear one. I will say though, that I’ve never heard anything like this so close by before.
TMI perhaps? So sorry about that. Moving along . . .
That’s one of the inner loop trails that goes off to the right there around that tree.
Nothing much is left in the barn, other than some junk, an ancient riding mower, and the pungent scent of times gone by.
Looking to the right of the gate and the fence that’s still hanging on. This used to house the owners horses back in the 70’s, I believe.
This area stays nice and shady most of the day, and is always full of birds and squirrels.
Speaking of birds, I’m sorry to say that the bluebirds have taken off. I guess their babies were old enough to fly and off they went for parts north.
Looking back toward the gate, I remember a frosty photo I took back in February 2010 after an epic snowstorm, which was then followed by an ice storm.
I have this printed on metallic paper and it looks really cool.
Hope this solves the mystery of what lies through the gate. Or perhaps I should have left it be a mystery . . .
Enjoy your week ~ hope it’s a pleasant one.