Thursday, May 24, 2012

Who You Calling "Creepy"?

Years ago my Grandkiddo Katie came out of the woods with me and made the comment about coming out of "that creepy woods"..and the name stuck. So what makes it creepy? Well, this time of year, leaves on the trees, foliage and wild blackberries give it a dark, sometimes eerie look. The smell of the wet earth and the sounds of critters you can't see running around you make it feel a bit creepy. But in actuality, it's beautiful. I've run into deer face to face..seen fox and turkey and many rabbits....smelled a few skunks and enjoyed the look of pure happiness on Eddy the boxer's face when he's running up the paths. He loves the water in the creek. It's been a great place to walk, think, ponder and pray. So who you calling "Creepy"? Well, Katie does and I will until we leave someday and give someone else a chance to nickname it. To get to the woods a walk that will surprise you begins at the deck, past the fire ring, around the oak and suddenly you realize it's a bit uphill. You will be winded! But hang in there..the view from the top of the hill is worth the hike!
Now you need to make a choice. Entrance to the Creepy Woods can be either a continued straight hike or a quick turn to the right....can't go wrong either way.
Walking in you come to this spot...it's been cleared a bit. I will continue to work on it to keep the growth under control. It makes it easier to navigate in the fall because you never know if a "haunted" trail will be the order of the season!
The paths are there...hidden like a secret garden. It's easy to get turned around a bit when tromping through the heavy brush.
I always marvel when I see the wild phlox growing so easy and free. I spend my hard earned cashola on many flowers from the nursery. I water, pull weeds, fertilize and pray they all survive. The wild things just go their merry way without fuss or muss!
It's hard to be "Creepy" when you find things like this growing like a weed..wait, I think they are weeds!

18 comments:

Sweet Tea said...

I always wonder who decides what's a weed and what's a flower. How lucky you are to have such beauty right out your back door. Creepy? Only after dark, THEN it would seem creepy. LOL

acorn hollow said...

it looks beautiful to me. all lush and pretty.
Cathy

Melnee B. Benfield said...

LOVE your creepy woods!!

PoetessWug said...

Doesn't look creepy at all to me...but of course I have similar views on the outskirts of my backyard. ^_^ I guess you have to be there.

selvageedge said...

Beautiful weeds!

Kerri said...

I would love some creepy woods in our backyard! ;)
Donna hasn't posted for awhile...just wondering how she's doing?

Mrs Catch said...

What a beautiful, peaceful spot.

Stacy Crawford said...

Wish I had a creepy woods

Munir said...

Thanks for sharing such beautiful picture. I would not be surprised if those purple flowers are sold in a high cost gift shop or even on the roadside by a hospital. They certainly made me smile:)

vicki said...

Kay-
I love a walk in the woods and it looks like you have a wonderful back yard to enjoy and explore. When I was a child I think I lived in the woods that surrounded my home. It's funny how as a child we imagine all sorts of creepy things -- and when we are older -- we cant imagine why we ever did that! Your wooded area is just lovely~

Vicki

karen said...

It's all so beautiful, you lucky girl! Surrounded by such riches...

Julia said...

How so very lucky to live in such a delightful nature filled little piece of heaven. Those evergreen trees on your header are just so beautiful. It almost looks like something you would see in a fairytale book.

Wild phlox are so beautiful and carefree. I may think that the woods are creepy at night in the darkness but not in the daylight.

No wonder that your dog loves going for a walk on the trail.

Have a peaceful weekend. Hugs. JB

Sue said...

You already know that those Creepy Woods of yours enthrall and intrigue me like no other.

It's magical and mystical to have a creepy woods.

=)

Holyoke Home said...

I absolutely LOVE it when the sun shines through in patches like that. It makes me think of two things simultaneously:
1. Monty Python cartoons
2. Reading Odysseus in high school - where every morning started with the 'rosy fingered dawn'.

Okay - TMI?

Borjana said...

Amazing pictures,honey,I really enjoyed in this post;)
xx
B.
http://www.beeswonderland.com/

Darlene said...

I'm so glad I took the time to go back and read this blog. Honestly, since I first read about your "Creepy Woods" I can't seem to get enough of hearing about it. Some day I hope to be able to see it myself!! It is so beautiful. The wild flowers are wonderful and I'm sure the ones you plant are too.

It sounds as if you are thinking about leaving your lovely home and the woods one day. I would have thought you would stay there forever! When Jack retires, do you honestly think you will move? It's an interesting thought.

Judi said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous photographs. I want to live in the creepy woods at your house!

Christina said...

So beautiful! Some of those pictures look like the Sacred Grove.