Sunday walk in the woods and some little mysteries

Remember the contest!

Snow Melt Contest with prizes of Nantucket Baggs and fiber!

Enter your guess on the contest post please.

There have been a lot of contest entries! I usually try to reply to everybody who comments, but I just can’t do it for all the contest entries… hope you understand.

little mysteries on our sunday walk

DH says, why are all of these leaves above the snow?
deerbed (4) deerbed

At first I thought because that big tree is an oak and it lost its leaves after it snowed some, and they’ve just become exposed. But then I noticed the depressions in the leaves, so I said deer bedded here. And I’m sticking to that theory… they came by, dug around a bit, and created little leafy piles of leaves to keep them warmer in the snow.

Here’s some corroboration…
deer print deer poo

Yesterday, and today, I was thinking how the pine needles and little seeds on the snow looked like it could have been the inspiration for 1950′s formica. What do you think?
snow
Make some of those specks glitzy and it looks like the tables on some diners I’ve been in.

Somebody’s doorway,
snow (2)
But whose? The melted area was maybe two inches wide, and the hole in the ground maybe an inch. Chipmunk?

Art? Trash dump? Lost item?
bike

6 Responses so far

  1. 1

    kmkat said,

    March 29, 2009 @ 11:51 am

    I love your Formica inspiration association. Spot on.

  2. 2

    Chris said,

    March 29, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

    Oh, that bike IS mysterious.

  3. 3

    Miss T said,

    March 30, 2009 @ 8:33 am

    I love your mystery photos.

  4. 4

    Emily said,

    March 30, 2009 @ 10:44 am

    I’ve seen deer prints, but never deer poop before. Awesome.

    I would have guessed trash, but it’s so neatly placed on those rocks.

  5. 5

    Tanya said,

    March 31, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

    love the formica inspiration!

  6. 6

    Blogless Carrie said,

    April 1, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

    I *love* your observations! I always feel like I learn something when I visit your blog…(or at least get my mind engaged)

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