Reflections on Beavers and Trees
Out here in the woods, I am part of a whole picture where what happens with wood….also happens to all involved with wood, plus those un-in-volved with wood….hmmm, are any who are really non-existent from wood? Can a worker of wood be selfish and think that it’s all about wood and that all else will just have to take care of them-selves. Well the answer is yes and no, one can be selfish and think only of their needs when going for wood, but in the end we all pay for un-healthy attitudes of working with wood and the habitat of a forest environment.
Beavers and trees and water and how the landscape can be changed by beavers or humans who are busy ‘beavering away’. Just some thoughts here from one who works with both and would not want to see this scene before mine eyes all clear cut for an-other sub-division of asphalt roads and concrete slab homes. But then as much as I welcome the creatures of the woods, I am some-times at a loss when it comes to what a beaver and his clan can do. This beaver has been working here for some years now….started above the pond, has worked the pond and dam and now has moved on to below the dam, where he is busy daming up on downstream. And so yes, up in my neck of the woods beavers and bulldoziers are known for changing the landscape of New England. Now what about stone walls….?
And so here we are….
....not a care in the world….
....and this one’s used to humans watching….
....so he//she decides to put on a show….
....this is the entry way into Beaver’s World….
....and down there and under is beavers home….
....what a beaver can do with those gouging tools is what happens when a beech tree gets in the way….
....next area to be put under water….
....still seems to me that….and so I’ll just pause and get my bearings with reflections of trees in water….
’’....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood....’‘
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/