Went out to beautiful Parke County Indiana last Saturday.
It was a totally perfect day for a walk in the woods. Went with my friend Sid to get his camper cleaned up, air up and chartered up for hunting season next month.
For those of you who might not know, Sid is an old time, old school hunter.
He and I have been friends since the second grade. We both love the woods and walking in it so I to tag along whenever I am able.
I was very luck y on this trip to get to meet the lucky man that is responsible for these lovely woods and meadows. His name is Arn and he is a professor. He is such an interesting man to talk with. He told us so many stories, and we only spent about an hour talking with him. I could have spent a week and just got started listening to all of that experience and adventure. He is the Best person to be the caretaker of this beautiful place.
Come along on the picture adventure with Sid and I on another walk through the Hunter’s Wood on Arn’s Acres.
Roof inspection and cleaning to be sure the rain can flow off and not in. )this is the spot of the property they call “little Kansas” because the wind never stops blowing.
What a beautiful Indiana (pre) fall day!
A sun bath for this guy…good day for it!
Sid, in his #2 favorite habitat.
Nettles in the woods, not the stinging kind here.
A gnome’s door I think!
This was an eye catcher in an endless sea of green! Anyone know what it is, let me know.
Sid surveying the surroundings to see where he might create a ground spot to sit and (nap) hunt.
Mother Nature is such a beauty.
He found a perfect tree to sit under, lean against that you can see out of but give good cover to you underneath. Wonder if he will do more hunting or snoozing here…it is very peaceful and safe feeling. #1 Favorite habitat.
Neat looking fungus.
This is the meadow at Arn’s Acres. It is as breathtakingly beautiful as Indiana can possibly be.
Ragweed was in full bloom, although it did not bother us too badly. In several places it was literally taller than both of us. That is almost 6 feet!!! No wonder everyone is stopped up and head-achy here now.
It is serious business to clear the lane that you will be aiming through during the hunt.
This is two major paths converging. As you can clearly see in these two shots, there is a best way through the woods. A main thoroughfare so to speak.
The original crossroads where people met to make deals and exchange goods. Animals still carry on the tradition of showing us wear to pass and meet.
The wind got into the top of this big old weeping willow and twisted it off.
That was fresh damage so it must have been from the Wednesday before (9-10-2014)
The wood still smelled green and you could feel the shock of the woods from this major change to the landscape.
Yes I had to take another picture of a spider….I like them and they were coming out for the photo op today. They attract wealth!
A big old mud hole that the deer and others like to waller and splash in.
Lots of different tracks here.