Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The unexpected in a woodland walk

Just what is going on?

That was a question to myself on a recent walk in a wooded location in our community next to the city’s recreation department.

It's about a mile from where we live but in an area of high housing density. But this particular property is woods, about 150 yards across and 300 yards deep.

There are baseball fields to the north and housing developments to the east, west and south. 

It is what I consider an outdoor oasis in the middle of a city.

Upon traipsing along a trail which crossed the property, I came across a setting where someone had apparently met and had a party.

It was probably some local teen-agers trying to find a deserted area where they could sit around, blow off some steam and slug down a few brews.

The area was decorated with Mardi Gras beads with empty cans and bottles strung from tree limbs. I found it quite interesting that something like that would be found in that location.

And least it looked festive. Some people walk through the woods and end up finding body parts and other type of witchcraft items. Glad that wasn't part of this outing.

At the time I passed through it was in the middle of the afternoon, so I didn’t feel threatened. Teen-agers would have been in school.

It just goes to show, one doesn’t have to travel far in search of unusual experiences.

Next post: May 6, 2014


  1. Walter!! I didn't even know you had a blog until I read your wife's blog today!! Someone decided to give a tree some jewelry! What a pretty find.

    1. That lovely picture at the top really looks like old fashioned amber not plastic.

  2. I, also, love Simon & Garfunkel, The Eagles, and Chocolat.

  3. A 'little birdie' told me Monday was your birthday, so I'm hopping over to personally send you belated birthday wishes! I hope it was a good one.
    As for your discovery in the woods, it was interesting, to say the least :) Thank goodness there were no body parts!