Sunday, January 19, 2014

Tree Pies - Stout Grove 2014

This day was so full I've decided the best way to handle it is three posts. I also will mention cameras for a few more posts as I know some are following that. ::snort:: The first shots are from the Nikon D 610 - Michael's. 



Love the bark patterns

Picture of contentment

These things are BIG. We used Nolan, the human yard stick, to guesstimate this one is nearly 60 ft around. 

My photos (Nikon D3200) follow - I skipped the tree ones as Michael's are beautiful. 

We enjoyed looking into the middle of this tree - brings back memories of reading My Side of the Mountain

Hollow inside

Trees have been left where various storms have thrown to hear where the trail used to go

We had fun finding faces in the burls

Such majestic trees - I simply couldn't resist

When I saw this....

Me - "Kids do you know what causes these piles of mud?"

Stacia -  "No."

Me - "These are tree pies."

Stacia interrupts - "Tree poop?"

Others start to laugh....I continue - "Yes, tree poop. You see the tree eats....."

I caught Michael's face but couldn't stop.....

"birds...and when it eats a big crow...."

Zander - "Out pops Tree Poop!"  ::gasp::

We all had a great belly laugh. Michael took the opportunity to show Stacia mole holes and talk about them a bit...but she seemed captivated with Tree Pies.

It made thing of all the fun times we had camping with the Bower Family....I did my best, Beth!

Tree Limbo

Family Pic

Ah - I snapped the photo - then wondered why she looked melancholy....She was thinking of Jared.

Over the meadow and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go....

Me and My Ford
Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We simply love the Redwoods and the home of Mike's mom. BEAUTIFUL! l/p - mom t.