After washing the ants off Daisy, I gave the dogs their treats and headed back out the door. I thought I would head down the driveway and start from where the woods meet the road and work my way up.
This picture was taken this spring facing down the driveway to the road where I would enter the woods.At the end of the driveway I have a Persimmon tree with fruit. I have no idea what to do with these! Jelly? Entering the woods are these sweet yellow wild flowers. I also have one at the back of the property. Also more Beautyberry. I have a confession to make. I have a wild Beautyberry growing under a Black Gum tree in my yard. Earlier in the summer I cut it to the ground thinking it was a weed. Then I found out what it was, and just so you know it is growing back fine, just no berries this season. There are many dead trees in the woods. Good pickins for all the woodpeckers, and other living things. Ok this was a little scary. This dead tree was hanging from a living tree, with its bottom at the base. Since we've been here I've heard a number of trees fall in the woods that surround us. It's a really "different" sound to witness. There is a fence that separates the property line going up this west side. This is our neighbors house, we haven't met yet. Darn!Oh! Things are starting to change down south too! This tree had a pretty canopy... ...but not a very friendly trunk!
*Thanks Maria www.kap-maria.blogspot.com for letting me know this is a Devil's Walking Stick and reminding me that Daniel did a post on it not too long ago. http://www.natureatcloserange.com/ And WHAT is this!!! I don't know if it's wild or a domestic runaway. Another thing to research.
*I did some research and found that this could be Eastern Wahoo (Euonymus atropurpurea).
That was the end of my journey through the woods. But the journey didn't end there. I came out of the woods back up the driveway and the adventure continued.
That will be my next post.