Into the Woods
Water wriggled down the dirt road,
exposed stones under mud, scrubbed
away remnants of winter. Winter rose
to the challenge, tossed a best in class
sleet storm down on us, followed by sun,
obscured again by sleet. Hidden under
a pine with droopy branches that made
a dry room, we unpacked our lunches
and ate, still waiting for the end of winter.
This two-tiered stone wall sits on top of a hill. Someone is standing on the upper tier.
Today I’m sharing stone artifacts we found in the woods not far from here, on the Montague-Wendell line. There’s a lot of conjecture regarding the age of these and the nearby stone cairns. Some people think they could be from the colonial period, others wonder if they are very ancient. Forests in New England are filled with stone artifacts.
This is the upper tier of the stone wall. You can see it’s not very long, and it’s about 3.5 feet tall.
lichen blossom on tree bark
In a couple more days we’ll have trailing arbutus; bloom. This tiny flower has a wonderful fragrance.