Wednesday, April 18, 2012


The atmospheric conditions have been uncomfortable lately and today is Windsday.
  A very blustery Windsday, not a mild spring zephyr but the kind of Windsday
 that can blow a piglet right up into the sky like a kite.

 So my morning walk took me away from open and blustery places
 and instead along the path through the Hundred Acre Wood.

 Even the early birds were hunkered down out of the unmild spring zephyr.

 Down by the river I noticed that something--(perhaps a Hefalump?)
 had taken a rather large bite out of a tree.

Another tree had been chewed in half.  Most certainly a sign of Hostile Animals!

 Large chunks of wood were scattered about.

 The fallen trees were all pointing toward the water--
or perhaps the East Pole where the Honey Stealing Woozles live.

 These most certainly look like Woozle tracks.

 Hmmm maybe even a Woozle party. Yes, and they’ve been partying with the ducks.

 This could be a Woozle swimming quickly away.

But after seeing the wide tail and the pointy ears I think it is a beaver.
  Whew!  Not a Hostile Animal after all.

 This must be a New Age beaver.  He is using new fangled; recycled materials for his beaver lodge.
  Or maybe the blue tarp is just temporary to keep out the weather until his roof is finished.

On the way home I saw this sign. 
I’m thinking a cement pizza crust would be even harder than the cardboard kind.

 I have no idea how this is done.

And that is really the end of the story, and I am very tired after that long walk.
  I think I’ll stop here.


TexWisGirl said...

really cute. :) full of whimsy.

CeeCee said...

Pooh is one of my favorite characters in all of literature. My BFF sign off on texts with "TTFN".
How very bizarre that the beavers would use the tarp in that way. Perhaps they are more evolved than we give them credit?

Sarah said...

I am always amazed at the variety of wildlife in your neighbourhood. Beavers-how exciting-and Woozles-well!
I like his blue covered house-looks a bit like part of my garden!
As for cement pizza and frozen hot chocolate-no wonder you are tired!

Buttons said...

You crack me up. Rest my friend I wish I had been there to see all the excitement. Beautiful shots of trees or wood or both love it. I am a sucker for wood. :)B

susan m hinckley said...

hahahaha! We've been enjoying our share of Windsdays here too! And I hate wind. Yes, I said hate. But your description of your adventure made me like your windy day. Thanks for the smile!

heyBJK said...

LOL! I sense a master of sarcasm. :-) The last sign really made me laugh! Love your robin shot, by the way, Leenie! Nice lighting.

Tom G. said...

A blue tarp? Clearly this Beaver has started shopping at the home depot for building materials.

CarrieBoo said...

That was some party! I think Cat in the Hat might have been there, too.

Anonymous said...

I'm still puzzling over frozen hot chocolate ......

Anzu said...

Japanese silviculture workers should actively hire foreign labor like a beaver.

Far Side of Fifty said...

blustery weather here flying pigs have been sighted. Love your capture of the new age beaver hut..and the signs:)

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, what wonderful pictures ya have captured there. I had to laugh...I've never seen a beaver dam with a FEMA roof! Heeehehehehe!!!

The signs are a hoot and a half girl!

God bless ya and have a magnificent weekend from the happy hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa! :o)

Terry and Linda said...

I love Winnie the Pooh, so this trip was delightful. I was VERY surprised at the blue tarp...and people think animals are dumb! HA


Pam said...

Having just been to the dentist, I wish I had teeth as strong as a beaver! I wonder if they ever crack a tooth. Enjoyed your post Leenie.