Monday, March 23, 2009

Evening walks

Spring has come early to Kentucky and promises to last longer than a few weeks. We love to take evening walks in our woods. Here is what we saw this weekend.

Long ago, a family lived in the holler below us. Daffodils announce you are getting close to the old homestead site. The only buildings left are a log smokehouse (which we've tried to maintain) and the ruins of a barn further down the hill.

walking down into the holler

looking back up the trail - our house sits up up on top of the ridge
Daffodils are pretty adornments even on wood elves.
Hubby looks around under the smokehouse. We wonder if this was their temporary home while they built beside it?

Found under the smokehouse this time, a pottery shard and a fork with a rose motif.

Hmmmm...another find in the leaves down from the homestead site. Do you know what it is? It seems to have an electrical wire on it.

A smiling tree, evidence of a barbed wire fence that once ran through the woods.
One more cold snap and the Redbud trees will be blooming.
Up out of the holler and down the back ridge, you pass through a small evergreen grove into the hardwoods.
Have you any idea what this brown thing is in the cedar tree? Me either. Probably a moth or bug encasement.
Sounds of wildlife on either side of the trail means stop and listen. (We are always hopeful to see a white-tail deer.) On the right, a very noisy squirrel. On the left, a group of six turkey came out the the holler soon after we passed by.
Daughter decorated my hair. And we rested on some firewood in a clearing before climbing back up to the house.
After the walk, we had iced tea on the front porch and watched the sunset. We love how beautiful everything is here! (After Hubby so kindly removed the stinking possum carcass from the front yard...)


Judy said...

Hi Teresa, So good to hear from you. Isn't this just the most wonderful weather. I can't stay in the house when it is so nice out. Thanks for letting me tag along on your walk. The daffodils are beautiful. I remember when we lived on the farm and taking long walks through the fields and woods. You have such a great place to get out and enjoy nature.

Marci said...

What a great place to walk. I love all the daffodils. The person we bought this house from had a bunch as well. I love to see them everywhere. I want to come and hike your trail!!! :)

Amrita said...

nice to go on a walk with you in the woods.

Rachel said...

That's such a lovely place to walk! I love the little log building! Nice hair decorations too!! :)

Judy said...

Hi Teresa, I heard on the news that Casey County had tornado warnings last night and immediately thought of you and your family. I hope all is well and you did not have any damage or anything. Take care. Hugs, Judy

Catherine said...

Love the daffs! And that you went out exploring and hiking altogether. Lovely! xo