I have so very many pictures of deer that the game cameras have captured. I’m reluctant to delete them, even the bad ones, even the ones that don’t show anything at all, because of all of the trouble I had extracting them from the cameras. So here you go — another picture of the deer. (Once again, ignore the date stamp on the photo.) These two are at the site where we spread corn and peanuts. The camera is looking to the northeast. It’s good to know we have so many deer at Roundrock, but now I’d like to know what other critters roam my woods.
If you’re reading this on the day I posted it, then Pablo is either in St. Louis or is returning from St. Louis. That makes two weekends in a row that Pablo has traveled to see family members and thus two weekends when he has not gotten to see Roundrock. I’m hoping next weekend will get my priorities back in order.
Don’t forget to email your tree links to Juliana at Ãrvores Vivas em Nossas Vidas for the next — and first bilingual — Festival of the Trees. The deadline in March 28. Send your links to arvoresvivas (at) gmail (dot) com
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Thingfish23 makes a return to blog posting over at Taming of the Band-aid. He’d been away for a while attending to life and the real world in general, but he hopes to be a more frequent poster here in cyberspace. Why don’t you pop over there and say welcoming and encouraging things!
One year ago I was thrilling you with an account of a trip to Roundrock.
Two years ago I was feeling frustrated.
Yep, that was the joint end of an old bone I found in the woods at Roundrock that I posted for you on Friday. I’m not sure I would have been able to guess it if I didn’t know what it was.
What’s Pablo reading now? I finished An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England. While the story telling certainly had voice, I didn’t much like the ending. I think I understand what the writer was trying to do (the destruction of homes is metaphor), but, hmmm. The book I’ve just started is called Views from the Back Forty by James Jackson. He’s a writer who has appeared frequently in the Missouri Conservationist magazine, and I’ve read all of his other books, including The Biography of a Tree, which follows a white oak from acorn to rotting log over 100 years. This new book is less ambitious and is a collection of short essays about having chosen the rural life.
- Walk a trail to enjoy the sounds of spring.
Today in Missouri history:
- The first laws setting speed limits and licensing automobiles was signed into law by Missouriâ€™s governor on this date in 1903.