Some photo-essays on subjects which caught my attention while shambling around the world.
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Monday, April 30, 2012
Feb 2012: An early morning walk in the woods
After my swim, I decided to go check for bears in the woods up in Grims Dike area.
It was a cold day, the little puddles had frozen over.
Smooth as glass
Starting the walk up the forest path.
It is well sign posted.
A beech tree trunk on the ground.
The sun is up
the leaves havent rotted away
But the tree trunks are still mossy
The ground was a bit wet and boggy in certain areas.
Another piece of beech tree.
Heading into the sun
The trees were tall proud and bald.
A little bridge in the distance.
Keep on walking
A moss covered tree stump..
A green shrub
Another tiny bridge
Some parts of the forest were still shaded
I reach a tiny tomb
The surface of the pond was crusted over with an ice film
I keep on walking, a snake shaped branch is lying on the boggy area.
Hmmm, what is this?
I climb up to it, looks like some kind of a platform.
Couple of pipes end here but with no clue on what its there for.
See? they just end there.
Walking around it doesn't help me either.
Look back at the pond and keep on walking
The early morning sunlight makes an interesting series of dappled views on the forest.
Oh! hello? another pond.
Walking around it.
This place is full of tree trunks that have been felled.
A communications tower…
I turn back to the other side.
Walk through the leaves
Im on the other side of the second pond..
Hmmm, looks like the lower end of a human figure, lol
I loved how the patterns formed on the icy film, like its a cloth shroud.
Stretching to the edges of the pond.
Leaves have started to come up.
Some extra terrestrials have come down and taken up residence in their half flying saucers.
The first pond. I turn left from there.
And there is a small ditch filled with water.
The trees reflecting off the ditch water.
It seems to flow somewhere….
They look like toes, no? the tree has feet!
Beware, the trees are sentient and have laid down roots to trap the unwary…
The Grims Dike Hotel
The green colour is very bright
Massive tree trunks
With a pond beyond it.
The ditch extends up to here.
And then disappears into the undergrowth, this is one of the most ancient parts of the country, dating back to saxon times. Who knows, there might be buried treasure down this ditch.
I keep on walking, there are footpaths branching off here and there.
I walk back
And then end the walk. See this path? Another day, I walked down this path for about a kilometer down a woody tunnel, but that’s for another day.