This afternoon I had a couple minutes to spare, so I decided to take a walk in my backyard. Come walk with me.
I have a big backyard. The sun was getting low, the temperature was perfect - a little cool, but not cold. First I walked by the garden and took a peek at the dirt where the seeds were planted less than a week ago. Nope, nothing growing yet. Then I walked around the old barn and took this picture facing into the sun.
I continued to walk deeper into the woods behind our house. As I walked through the woods I actually found a skull and crossbones! From a deer. There were other bones, too. A deer had laid down here to breathe it's last breath long ago. I left the bones undisturbed.
I walked past the old hay rake my husband and I discovered last year. We had found it buried under vines when we were clearing the property. When we discovered it, the vines were so thick we actually didn't know the hay rake was there. We were cleaning up the vines, trying to make some sense of the chaos back then. This property was an old farm many years ago. This place has a lot of history ~ I love thinking about it.
As I walked in the woods I saw these seeds from a sweet gum tree which always have made me smile, even though I don't like them. I always have called these seed pods "gumballs" since I was a child. I don't like them because they hurt to walk on when barefoot (not that I was barefoot today!!).
I walked past an old gate on our property. it's complete with a rusty chain and a padlock ~ for which we have no key. It goes nowhere. It's just a wooden gate on an old fence which is partially fallen over. Behind this gate are several fallen trees. We have quite a few gates that go no where on the property. I guess at one time the gates used to lead to something...
As I walked back, I passed by the old barn again and took this picture. This barn used to be the home to horses back in it's day. Now it's just a memory of happy farm days. Many birds make homes in it's rafters.
Before I knew it, I was back at the backdoor and my walk was over. Springtime walks are always too short!
Thanks for the company!