In album Blacksmithing
Today's shade tree smithy.
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I can across a beaver pond today. It’s pretty amazing how cleanly a rodent can cut down a tree and drag it away into a pond. The only signs of the beaver’s activities are a few stumps, some shavings right around the stumps, and a remarkably small trail to the pond for the size of the trees it was dragging off.
I think this tree is going to be hauled off pretty soon. You can see the beaver already took another tree away in the background.
This was a BIG tree the beaver brought down. Looks to have been done a while ago, maybe a different beaver? The top of the tree had been cut afterwards with a chainsaw as the beaver had dropped this tree into the pond and was covering up a park path. I wonder how hard that fencepost was on the teeth?
The tree in the background is getting quite chewed up. Beavers eat the inner bark of the tree. I wonder if this one fell the wrong way, so it wasn’t dragged to the pond?
I went for a walk in a nearby park today. A lovely day for a walk! Mid 40s, slight wind. There where PILES of people out walking their dogs.
I came across this tree with a pipe through it. I wonder how long it took for the tree to grow around the pipe like that?
I like this time of year, with the milkweed plants opening up.
Milkweed puffs on the grass.
I kinda liked this tree.
I took a few photos while I was hunting with Dad. He had the gun, I had my camera. I think I got a few good photos.Hollow stump against some mossy rocks.
Some birch bark laying in the oak leaves.
I think this is a muskrat den in the middle of the pond.
A neat piece of rock laying in the trees.
Cool old twisted tree.
Red Berries on twigs.
Another view of the old twisted tree.
A tree growing out of a rock.
Looking up a tree.