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Our home is surrounded by dense woods. There are areas where large pines abound, old fields transformed. Mostly these trees are mixed hardwoods — oak and hickory predominate with patches of beech, cherry, maple and poplar.

The woods support and nourish us in many ways. Leafy trees keep our home and shop cool in the summer. Dead trees become firewood to heat our home in the winter. The woods and their seasons also nourish our souls. We believe that people were made to live in a complex natural environment. It stimulates the spirit and senses. No manmade environment can have the sensory (or “narrative”) complexity that a natural environment has. Over time a manmade environment becomes stultifying.

We have four items for this section of the web site:

The Seasons is a collection of snapshots showing our woods changing through the year.

Socks’ Frog Pond has some photos taken during the late winter.

The Great Morel Hunt tells about Molly’s and George’s hunt for the Great Morel Forest, a semi-mythical place briefly seen in Spring 2000. We attempt to find it again.

 

The Seasons
We’ve collected some photographs to show the four seasons in our woods.

Socks’ Frog Pond
Some photos taken during the late winter.

The Great Morel Hunt
tells about Molly's and George's hunt for the Great Morel Forest, a semi-mythical place briefly seen in Spring 2000. We attempt to find it again.