Friday, April 1, 2016


At the moment everything is in stasis:  a bit of rain, a bit of snow,  a LOT of wind.  Not much to write about (and I so do not want to discuss Scary Politics here) and unless you are fascinated by the processes involved in de-mousing a closet,  I will draw a tasteful veil over that and promise I am still around, if not visible.
Tomorrow if it doesn't rain we are going on what is called a Site Walk with MMRG (Moose Mountain, our Land Trust people), with two very interesting tree experts and probably 30 people total.  This is what I wanted to have happen,  that it become a place to learn stuff about the way trees mature, the way forests mature and change, and why a messy 'natural' forest is the place where wildlife actually live, rather than just pass through to get to the good stuff.   This IS the good stuff.

I'll try to remember to take photos.

Last year we had 20 or so, that the sight of them winding their way across the land in a kind of careful conga line was both gratifying and hysterical at the same time.

And now I must go tidy up the porch. It's been a repository for wood and bits all winter, and it's begun to look as if there should be a wringer washing machine at one end and an old washtub at the other.  =(


  1. I hope the weather cooperates and you are able to "go into the woods".

  2. oh so do I. Most of them are inveterate woods hikers and it takes a lot of misery to make them give up.

    I always enjoy these groups, and the energy, as well as the squabbles they get into (on a very low key basis, no shouting) over what kind of hawk, tree, or claw marks they saw.

    And it is, after all, about change, growth, and learning when to allow it to happen. That's sometimes the hardest part, learning not to tinker. (oh dear. Life Lesson alert. =) )

  3. I think you should get the old mattress off the porch while you're at it.

    And yes on letting, rather than making, things happen. Only way to make art

  4. Good point about the mattress. It's down on the brush pile now, artfuly disguised as a pine bough.
    And equally good point about art, whatever form it takes. Sort of a "stand back and see what comes out of the runny parts" approach. =)