Guys. I KNOW it has been approximately 800 years since I’ve posted anything here, but I am going to ignore that fact and instead of telling you what I’ve been doing lately, I present one of my Projects With Bug. This particular one occurred last week when the weather decided to not be kill-yourself freezing and was only face-numbingly cold. It was the first day of spring, actually! First we went to a little place called Coe Lake and walked all the way around it through wind and woods. Bug, who has more knowledge of the place than I, set out for the most interesting trees for posing in.
Then it was on to deeper parts of the woods, along the way noting a seagull skull, which prompted Bug to ask why the likelihood of finding dead things goes up whenever I’m around… My theory is that there are just a lot of dead things in the woods, and if you are always peering intensely at the ground– as I do, in my search for feathers, antlers, cool sticks et cetera– you are going to see some.(Except, despite my recent, obsessive best efforts, I haven’t been able to find a single shed antler… *claws the walls* WILL OUTSIDE PLEASE BE CLEMENT I NEED TO LOOK MORE)
Anyway, we found a bunch of cool fallen trees and climbed on them.
Then we ventured onward into town, and around to the criscross bridges hidden behind some of the buildings.
On our way out of there, Bug found another interesting tree, but had some trouble climbing into it…
Also, we both became simultaneously taken with the brick wall across the street. Bug understands me, man.
The last bit of our tour involved the stone steps where we avoided the stares of college kids and chilled out under the pines.
On our way back, we plotted out some hopes for future, hopefully warm-weather adventures… Islands of ruins and broken glass and geodes, days around the lake, and of course, ever more time spent tromping through field and forest. I. Cannot. Wait.