Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Sylvan

In the morning the rising sun pierces this patch of woods out among the vineyards at a very pleasing angle. The owner of these woods lives somewhere nearby, but I'm not sure where. He keeps a log pile here, as well as very neatly arranged piles of odd things: roof tiles, old signs, gravel.

A neatly maintained patch of woods. The owner may live in one of the houses down in the ravine below.

There is also a locked shed that sits on a bit of hollowed out ground so that on one side a person could crouch beneath it. The man we see here from time to time keeps the undergrowth cut and trims the hazelnut hedge that separates the wood from the vines. Everywhere there is evidence of his work where he's cleared undergrowth and thinned the trees. To what end? Who knows?

17 comments:

  1. A lovely picture. Very peaceful looking.

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  2. Yes, I agree with Susan.
    The gods make their own cathedrals...

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  3. Well, it's a lovely spot, and your photo does it justice. :)
    Enjoy Ken's birthday and the duck and beans!

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  4. It is a beautiful forrest that wouldn't look the same if the undergrowth wasn't cleared. I hope you go back to the same spot in summer so
    we can see the difference of seasons.
    Have a fun day with the birthday boy!

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    1. nadege, I'm sure I've posted some pictures of this place in the past. I walk by it nearly every day. But I'll try to remember to do some more!

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  5. This is an absolutely beautiful photo. Make it your banner. ;-)

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  6. One of your best photos! Hope you see that fellow that keeps it tidy sometime.

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  7. Perhaps he just likes neatness!!!

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  8. Great photo, Walt.

    Am I correct in assuming you made Ken's duck & beans for the birthday celebration? I trust a good time was had by all (and how did the duck come out?).

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    1. bob, nope! Ken made his own birthday dinner. He enjoys the cooking too much to leave it to an amateur! ;)

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  9. Yet another fantastic photo Walt, how do you do it?

    Nick

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    1. nick, well, there is a camera involved... lol

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  10. I can see letters that appear to be formed by the shadows of the trees! G I I F T, as I can kind of make it out. From the current temp (54F. @ ll:00p.m.) I'm hoping you and Ken had a gorgeous day to celebrate his birthday!

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  11. Whose woods these are I think I know
    his house is in the village though ...

    rest of the poem is here http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171621

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  12. He's up to no good, that's certain.

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  13. @ Bob F... Except for the duck, I presume a good time was had by all. ;-)

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