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    Karate Kicking Tree Stumps

    Hollowed Out Log

    If you look through the forest you’ll see lots of tall trees and lots of shorter ones. But somewhere in between there are the old dead trees that have broken in half and look like wooden poles. These are the trees that I can’t resist karate kicking if I see one. I know it looks a little mean to kick the poor dead tree but they are going to fall down eventually due to the amount of rot and decay. How wobbly the tree is helps me decide if it’s time to give it a little kick. The trees that fall to the ground become home to many little critters.…

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    Finding the Path

    Finding the Path

    Our forest path had been groomed beautifully for years by my dad. He originally cut the trail on his own with his chain saw. With the trike and his little red trailer he would venture into the bush and haul out the trees that he cleared from the path. The trail took shape by following a giant circle with a bit of a short cut in the middle so you could choose a shorter path if needed. I could see how the direction of the path made sense as it looped right back to the house but the twists and turns that appeared along the way were all decided by…

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    Losing an Earring in the Forest

    Lost and Earring in the Forest

    You know the saying “It’s like finding a needle in a hay stack” right? Well losing an earring in the forest is very much like that. If you look down at your feet while taking a walk down any forest path what do you see? Assuming it’s not winter of course because you’ll most likely only see snow. Any other season you’ll probably see a giant mess of grass, leaves, twigs, moss, rocks, tree roots, mud, acorns, berries and every other type of greenery you can imagine. Sometimes I think of it as forest confetti just sprinkled all over the ground. When walking it’s important to watch your step and…