“You said good-bye already.”
–I know. I thought I’d risk it, because–because–
“You need me. Go ahead and say it.”
–I need you. It’s because–
“I don’t need to know the reason. Just don’t expect me to ask the insects to leave you alone like you did last year.”
“Better get your sunglasses.”
–I won’t need them. I am feeling better.
“No, you are not. I don’t care if you weep in the woods because I hear death all the time.”
–How did you know?
“I hear death all the time.”
Just some nature photos from a woodland walk today. So good to walk in the forest! Look up, look down. Beauty. Even on cloudy days? Yes, even then. Look closely.
And watch out for those squirrel and chipmunk holes… just the right size to trip me when walking. So I am looking DOWN as well as up for sure!
Not a gorgeous day, but a certain peacefulness in the quiet of coolness.
Thanks for reading.
I went in search of flowers today, but had a flat tire and could not make it to the Chicago Botanic Garden in time. Tire fixed, headed to the Morton Arboretum for a quick woodland walk, and found a troll. There are six altogether, and I saw one.
The Morton Arboretum (look here for more details and more pictures) is sponsoring a “troll hunt” over next year. Danish sculptor Thomas Dambo (see Thomas Dambo Sculptures) and his team build trolls around the Arboretum using “reclaimed” wood only, wood from trees downed by storms, etc.
I have to wonder WHERE these huge wooden sculptures will go after the summer of 2019. I cannot imagine anyone having a home large enough for them! Will they go to a new forest? Where will they go?
These are a few photos I was able to take before the rain started.
Always fun to find a troll.