Beating back the forest primeval
I told Al the other day that to live here, you must have to beat the forest back with a stick on a daily basis.
I’m going to be 100% honest with you guys, because I think I should be. Some of you will scoff, some will think I’m crazy, others will not understand at all.
But, there are WAY too many trees here for my liking. I love an open landscape, a wide vista and points far off to gaze at. Not here. No way, no how, There is nothing but trees. Tall, thick, dark jungles of them. I expect to hear banjo music in these dark jungles. (some of you will get that reference)
The trees are covered in vines, ferns, and moss.
It’s like every tree is a host, for other more aggressive plant life.
Remember when I said the other day it was all very Jurassic park like? It really is. And it’s spooky as hell to walk through these jungle forests.
These photos are the perfect example of what I’m talking about. I found these greenhouses along the road I have been walking the dogs on. They have been completely over taken by the forest. I thought they had been like this for years and years. But no, I found out that as recent as 10 years ago these green houses were clear, and operating. That is crazy.
My first thought when I saw these was, hey cool, what a neat photo op. Then the more I looked, the more I could see how the forest primeval had just reclaimed all this.
All these photos were taken from the street, I thought about getting in there to take photos. But there are no trespassing signs, and probably that banjo music again.
I saw this place the other day as I was driving around. Clearly these guys had a win over the forest primeval. There were acres of lawn. Then what did they do….plant trees in rows. Go figure.
What to you guys like? A deep dark forest, or a wide open sunny landscape?