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We Hear You Knocking Over the Trees
We Want to See the Mystery
Yet, we are surely going to keep ourselves aware, keep looking out the window, see if we notice anything coming any closer into view. out of the one set of woods, into the clearing where we might perchance catch a glance, of what ever that is, crinkling and crackling in the woods with such a racket of noise. Worse than doing dishes. Our curiosity has to find out.
Surely we are not afraid. No, not really, just wish we knew for sure what it was, cause our curiosity does tend to get carried away with us all alone in this quiet little nestle of woods.
No need to worry, we have plenty of neighbors enough, that if it was anything too nasty or tough, it really wouldn't hurt us too much, our dog would protect us first anyway. We trust spirit.
Sounds of Trees Falling Down
Yet, no one else seems to notice, no one else seems to be around. Cars go by, oh good there is someone coming out to move their garbage can back from the roadside. We do that too, after setting the binoculars down. Still caught no more glimpse of the sound.
Our vivid minds will just have to content if it was real or magic again. We know what we heard, we know what we saw, but it is the not knowing that the stories are made of. Logical minds just naturally say, why of course it was men, we heard them sawing the other day.
The forest just has a primitive way of rustling up the unknown mysteries. So dense, so immense, the elements.
That is when we like to imagine we are a bird who could see and fly high enough up into the sky to see what had really happened to that tree. But then what would they care, way up there in the air?
Ferns and Bushes
Who is Changing the Forest?
We have vivid imaginations when it comes to sounds in the woods and trees falling on their own, or so it seems.
All of the sudden, we heard the neighbor dogs barking, and dogs far away down the hill. Ssh, be still, what is that noise? Something is happening in the clearing of the newly cut woods. But I don't hear any machinery. Hard to hear over the roar of the little plane flying towards the sun.
Hard to hear with a scarf tied close around your head and neck to keep the cold out. Hard to hear when the wind is rustling about, and the crunch of your own walking on the winter pavement makes its own loud crunching sound.
There is frost that didn't get enough sun all day, we are not going to walk that way. We are glad the hill is so high that is being cleared out, but is that manly sounds or what?
We can't see, my dog and me, we both stop and turn around, with the sun not so bright in our face, maybe we can make sense out of the direction of the noise, what is making the limbs shake like that? Could be a bear, or a deer, or a raccoon family.
We doubt it. Well, then, what can it be? All we really know for sure is our vivid imagination is caught in curiosity. Especially as we stand as high as we can on limbs, as high as we dare go, on our own property. What is it? We want to scream. We just want to see. The sun is hiding behind a puffy cloud, yet the sky is as blue as can be. Why are we still standing out here in the cold, barely 38 degree afternoon?
The sound, the sound, will not let us be, especially now that we saw a tree being shook, not a limb, not a trunk, didn't hear any cutting sounds, no voices, no saws, no axes, no nothing, but crunching, and limbs snapping, and birds flapping, a couple here and there. We even tried climbing up on a trunk that had been cut not too long ago. Still not high enough to see what is shaking that tree.
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Then, not silently, but all of the sudden, not as loud, as you might think, the tree that was being shook, just fell over, like it was landing on a soft bed of clover. Just all of the sudden toppled over. Not a loud crash like when the men have the chain saws chopping them down, or the rumble of the trunks as the trucks drag them around. Just a swish, and a swoosh, then a silent rush of soft air, put a new chill up in the air.
No, seriously, we do not honestly know, what made it do that? No, no, a "Big Foot" creature wouldn't be as close as that, but it was big, maybe a bear that was scratching his back, no they are still in hibernation this time of year. Are you sure? Could a cougar or an eagle do that? No, it was a pretty big tree at that.
Or so it seemed from our lofty spot across the field nestled in the limbs of the mighty cedar tree. Oh to be able to go up a little higher, or see in between the brush a little brighter. But we cannot. How about a pair of binoculars? Will that help us see in between the thick forest limbs and high hilliness ferns and limbs of the forest vegetation? Probably not, but we need an excuse to go warm up our freezing arms and legs.
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