Monday, December 13, 2010

on a recent walk in the retreat woods

i came upon a small army of lean-to shelters sprouting like mushrooms in every direction

21 comments:

Birdman said...

Any shelter in the storm will do. Nice image.

Sharon Creech said...

Ooh, intriguing. Who do you think made them--boy scouts?

Sharon said...

Do you think there are elfs living in the forest?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I think the trolls who do not have enought room to live under the bridge that you showed yesterday must be livingin the lean-to shelters to stay dry.

Small City Scenes said...

How neat and what fun. M

Rob and Mandy said...

Must be hobbits on the prowl

Cezar and Léia said...

Hmmm I imagine kids were having lots of fun there!Amazing picture!
Léia

Jacob said...

So what's that all about? A scout troop? Homeless shelters? Runaways?

Verrrrrry interesting. You do find some funky things to photograph. Don't imagine they would do much to keep out the cold, the ice and the rain, though!

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Just found your blog and really enjoying your photos.

Malyss said...

Elfs? Fairies?Hobbits?..who does REALLY want to know?..;)

Sunny said...

Maybe this is were the troll stays when he's not under the bridge.
☼ Sunny

Butch said...

After moving from ME to SD I joined the Boyscouts. We went on a weekend campout in the Black Hills at Pactola Resv. It was the middle of fall. Two kids to a lean-to type of tent called the pup tent. First morning we awoke to almost 2 ft. of snow. Needless to say, we were very warm in our lean-to type of tents.

Nice picture.

Steffe said...

No sign of the hunter then?

Naturedigital said...

Not bad for a cover if it is snowing....
Costas

cieldequimper said...

Who says I'm the one living in a storybook?

Jacob said...

Re your question: For the past several years, Lois does a letter and writes a personal note on a card and we she puts the letter in the card and away they go.

I used to do it. Quit. I thought it was over for good. But, nooooo.... :-)

Bob Crowe said...

Oh oh, you don't have those militia wackos out your way, do you? I thought they were all in the Ozarks.

Thanks for your kind wishes yesterday. I'm about out of whatever it was. In my case the special potion was Mrs. C's homemade yogurt and fresh blackberries.

Virginia said...

Fairy house peut-être? :)

lizziviggi said...

I'm guessing it must be for hunting (what do they call that? A blind?) but fairy houses or even troll houses sound much more poetic.

As far as what I was carrying, I was tempted to say booze to get me through the run! But no, it was just the Santa hat I'd been wearing but I took off halfway through the course because I got too warm. My red gloves are in the hat, too.

Randy said...

What a cool find! Nice shot.

Amin said...

Very interesting!