Monday, April 20, 2009

My World #28

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were 125 people showing their worlds to us. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Here is part of 'My World'.

I have a field directly behind my city lot. I have seen birds, rabbits, squirrels, groundhogs, skunks, raccoons, foxes and deer that live in the woods. It used to be a nursery 30 years ago and you can see some overgrown shrubs from the edge of the woods. You can plainly see the deer trail I went in on.
This is one of the more unusual tree trunks I saw. I do think it looks like a cross between a frog and an anteater. Can you see the eye, mouth, legs and snout?
There are definitely some areas that say no trespass.
You also get into some misty areas and wonder which way to go.
It can get darker in the woods so you must take care.
I took my youngest grandson back into the woods. We found a groundhog mound. He found two tails from baby squirrels. The fox must have eaten the rest. I still don't know where the fox lives and haven't seen him for a while.

48 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This looks like an interesting place for a walk.

Erin said...

the chicken that i am...i would hate to find a snake slitering about ^..^
enjoyed your pics and commentary.
have a great evening.

Sylvia K said...

FG, what a great place to walk! and I can see that interesting creature formed by the fallen tree trunk! How cool is that! Thanks for all you do to help us share "our worlds"!

Susan said...

Eeewww about the squirrel tails, but how nice to have woods to walk in, without having to live in the middle of nowhere (as I do!)

Walking with your grandson makes it even better, I'd guess--thanks for sharing your walk and the photos!

Wenche said...

What a terrific place to walk! I guess you can spend several hours out there:) It's so nice to go a place were you can get out and enjoy the fresh air and just walk for as long as you want to. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog. I really appreciate it.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a great downtown wild zone. Great that you could take the grandson to enjoy it, too. I enjoyed the shapes you pointed out in those trunks.

Ebie said...

Yes, I could see that. Your trunks have faces, and I could see some eyes in one of them. Very interesting post!

Me and my puppies said...

Old trees have a story to tell.

Arija said...

What a fairy tale place to be able to take your g-children on exploring expeditions and adventures. I love the fact that it is so wild that you have to use animal tracks to enter this magic domain.

ewok1993 said...

Oh I love to take a walk and explore out there, and like you photograph unusual shapes of trees. Very nice.

Denise said...

That wood looks like a wonderful place to explore. Your photos were very enjoyable, thanks FG.

Kathiesbirds said...

Love the anteater tree! How nice to introduce your grandson to the joys of nature!

Michele said...

My favorite places to explore are the woods and forests and along the little paths made by the deers. And believe me, we have lots of them!!
Thanks for your little tour here, it was nice.

Hope all is well with you.
Hugs♥

Ferreira-Pinto said...

It seems to be a place with lots of interesting things to be seen and some are quite weird too, like that tree trunk.
I guess you are quite right seeing it as a mix of a frog with an anteater!

Babooshka said...

If you go down to the woods, the surprise we get are what you might find. Poor squirrels! The day I tire of wandering through places like this is the day I stop. Lovely virtual walk and especially liked the sunflare.

imac said...

Great pics and such strange trees you found.

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susieofarabia said...

There are no places around here like what's in your backyard! You lucky dog!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Definitely an intersting walk with your grandson.
And finding treasures, too.
What fun!

Carver said...

I would enjoy exploring there. Wonderful look into your world.

Shionge said...

What a lovely walk FG and yes quite an unusual discovery too ;D

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Great Photo's. When mt.man and I lived in "town" many moons ago, I had a lil forest behind my apartment I could walk. Glad you have your lil place in the city!

Marites said...

the same with Erin :) I hope there's no snake wandering around. I would like to wander around that place though.

My world entry is up.

Shellmo said...

You do pick the most interesting places to go walking at!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great place for a ramble and that trunk was amazing!

Catherine said...

The captures from your world are beautiful fishing Guy! I love the misty one...& the last capture! I saw a red fox this evening, prowling around my yard, got a few pic's.
Have a beautiful week!!
Cat

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures. I like taking little walks into urban woods. You can find some surprising wild sights.

Luke Wiley said...

Interesting and nice looking trees!

Gaelyn said...

How wonderful to have a special place right out your back door. Nice shots.

Indrani said...

Amazing wild shots!
You observe details a lot, great!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This is a beautiful back garden you have Tom. That log does look like an anteater. :)

Pietro said...

A magnificent place indeed, with those thick branches trees. What a beautiful series of pictures, Fishing Guy!

antigoni said...

It's beautiful to have a wood near your house. It's an excellent place for walks but not at night.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Beautiful Photography! And not to forget to mention that the second photograph is giving an illusion of a crocodile-tree.

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Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent post..
I wish I had a wood as close as this. One tip on the fox.. follow your nose.. if you are near its home you should be able to smell it.. it can smell very bad.
There's an overgrown small field behind where I live. Hopefully in time it will turn into a small natural woods. Already I've noticed a differance in birds and butterflies. We also get many bats flying over head as well.

The Explorer said...

Thanks for sharing..looks like you live near in the forest.

lv2scpbk said...

Looks like a nice walk.

Dirk said...

Looks very enjoying to walk in the wood. Lovely pictures.

Darla said...

Sounds strange to have the woods behind a city lot...very interesting tree for sure.

Rose said...

I seen the anteater right away!

Lakshmi said...

I would like to lose my way in such beautiful woods..

Nick S said...

Very cool place !

Tarolino said...

You have some wonderful nature paths to trample around in. The tree trunk certainly was highly interesting. Lovely nature photos. I feel I'm right there. Was your grandson upset at only finding the tails of the squirrels?

Louise said...

I can't believe this is the city. I always thought you lived in the country!

(I could see the frog. Cool.)

Amanda Guthrie said...

Lovely looks similar to the area we lived in until 2007 then we moved into town (we were about 8 miles from town in the forest).great world you live in.

George said...

What a wonderful place to walk, observe nature and share with your grandchildren.

bettyl said...

I love this meme and learn a lot from it. Your photos make me wish there were woods close by to tromp around in!

Glennis said...

Lovely walk you had with your Grandson, lots of excitement and plenty of interesting finds.

Tipper said...

Neat to have that behind your house-it's like a nature sanctuary!