Monday, February 18, 2013

Looking For White-tailed Deer Antlers

 
 
 
 
A man of many hats
So many I am told
I make the best of it
Even when it is so cold.

I liked this gray popular
Down in the middle of this pic
But couldn't capture  it.
 



Following a few trails
In a low watershed
I looked and looked
Without a bid.

Following a few fence lines
And maybe a few ditches
I  found so many treasures
But no deer riches.

 Following a deer trail
                                                            Looking for the cast aways
                                                                 Can't believe where
                                                                  Winter has stayed.



 
 
 If I had saw all this wooden machinery
 I would have bought this place
And lived there forever.
 
 
 
 
 What is it Abe?

I  would say haying
Or silage equipment
Take it to the barn
And keep it the same.

29 comments:

  1. It is dreary looking even in Tennessee right now, except for a few daffodils. Everything gray or brown or burnt looking. Not for long though! 4 weeks to the Equinox-

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  2. i love the daffodils , a start of sping

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  3. Sorry you were skunked on the deer antler search. Stay safe when Winter Storm "Q" visits this week!

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  4. Sorry you didn't find any sheds. Pretty pictures though!

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  5. The bottom picture is enchanting. I love old equipment and such. Looks like fun!

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  6. That cache of wooden equipment was a teriffic find...maybe better than deer antlers. :)

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  7. I haven't had much luck shed hunting this year yet either. I found one small shed on January 3rd, but nothing since. We had a major snow melting event at the end of January, but quite a few deer were still holding then. Since then we have had a lot of snow. I plan to hit the woods again once some of it has melted.

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  8. almost looks like a couple could be parts of an old mill grind, was it near a water source? I may just be imagining after seeing a show on TV where they dismantled an old mill and two grinding heads, it was so cool, somewhere down south.
    got lost coming back from Atlanta once on BMW touring bike and took a side trip through Kentucky, it was the most enjoyable mistake ever- I got to see tobacco leaves hung to dry in old sheds, lots of cool horse properties and some Menonites or Amish? selling baskets on a tree shadded corner. Would have stopped to buy but strapped to the top of the bike it would never have made it back to Colorado. But it is all in my head as a wonderful memory. Made that trip in two days from atlanta to Fort Collins, that should qualify as a marathon trip for me.
    You have some cool places to wander, once on a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, my friend and I went off trail and found an old boot. It had moss on it and nails in the sole. We left it there but took pictures of it. I'll have to look for those pictures and post. Happy spring!

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  9. To find deer antlers is hard work and you have to be lucky. the only place you didn't mention is fence lines.

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  10. A man of many hats. That is a very good thing....for one hat can get a wee un~adventuresome:)

    Happy new day to you!!

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  11. Maybe in gullies...Love the shots but feels SO COLD!!!Brrrrrr...
    :o)
    hughugs

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  12. These are really great pictures. I liked this post very much!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  13. Sorry you didn't find your deer antlers... Maybe next time!!!! BUT--you obviously found lots of other great treasures....
    Betsy

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  14. maybe the white tail you were looking for was the one that ran in front of my car yesterday morning :)

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  15. Maybe no sheds, but you certainly found lots of other treasures!

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  16. Always a pleasure to go on a walk with you.

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  17. A lovely walk, hopefully you'll find your treasure next time.

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  18. Nice photos and sounds like it was a great walk, even if you didn't discover your treasure.

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  19. Wonderful serie, Steve and very nice written work.

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  20. Our farming neighbor has a huge woods and gets a lot of shed seekers. I prefer looking for something edible in the spring like morels and ramps....:)

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  21. Always fun discovering long forgotten items in old barns. Nice walk!

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  22. Great treasures even though you didn't find your antlers. Loved the prose as well as your photos.

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  23. What a fun, poetic search for antlers.. and even a treasure in the end.

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  24. I'm sorry you didn't find any sheds but I sure did enjoy the pictures of your search. One day I'll take a picture of the sheds that James found here and there while farming.

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  26. My husband and Zach loved looking for sheds, we have quite a few on a garden fence.

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  27. Me again, Steve... Just wanted to say how proud I am of you for writing that prayer... Confirmation is such a special time for young people.. I'm sure your prayer will mean alot to them... God Bless You.
    Betsy

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  28. It may still be cold there but you aren't nearly as bundled up as before.

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  29. Ok, so what's silage equipment, not famiiliar with that.

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