If a Tree Falls in the Woods

I wanted to take a hike through the woods behind the house and try to capture photos of the colors before it all faded. I had no idea what a simple walk would set in motion.

I found my hunter’s orange vest and cap, then decided that I wanted my bear spray and pocket knife. The knife was in the bottom of my hiking backpack, the bear spray was in the carport. I did test it and it still works. Back in the house I got my cameras and phone and started out the back door into the woods.

As I walked from my yard toward the path down into the woods I noticed that the tree that had been leaning for over a year, was leaning worse. It was much worse as the roots were beginning to lift up from the ground. It had created an opening under the tree that would make a nice shelter for any woodland critter that needed a home. I moved back onto the path and headed down the hill.

The trees were gorgeous. I have yet to upload the photos from the cameras but the shots from the phone are decent. I walked around the pond that is seriously low, and across the field. I started up the hill on the other side. Thankfully I managed to see the spider webs before I walked into them. Especially since the spiders did not appear to be amused at my destruction of their web.

I hiked through the woods to where the power lines cross through. From there I was back on our dirt road and headed toward the house. As I walked I saw my nephew and spoke with him. We talked about my parents and other things when I remembered the tree. I mentioned it to him and he wanted to see the tree. We walked over and headed toward the woods behind my parent’s house. When we reached the tree, he checked it out then decided that he was going to cut it down. Which turned out to be easier said than done.

He took his chainsaw and cut the tree. It slid off the stump and set down. The top of the tree was thoroughly lodged in nearby trees. At one point my son came out to help. The tree would move and even fall some, but then stop again. They used everything they could to try and drag the tree to a point where it would fall. By the time they gave up for the night, due to dark, they had dragged that tree around digging a trench. If the tree does fall during the night, it will fall nearly straight down and not cause any damage. It is down in the woods and far enough away from the house to not be a problem. I was trying to video the tree falling which didn’t happen..yet.

While we didn’t get the tree down, I did get photos of the leaves. I managed almost 8000 steps and a quick meal for me and my son. It turned out to be a really nice day and I was glad I walked.


About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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