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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Giant's rampage

A giant lumbered through here, towered over the trees and pushed many of them aside as he went. That's what I imagine as my husband and I hike the Hilltop Trail in Breadalbane, Prince Edward Island. 


 


The trees are broken or cracked, some even toppled from the roots. 


 


There is an abundance of firewood though it is not easily accessible. Therefore nature is doing the work of decomposing the old wood. Slow and steady, season to season, decomposition of the old trees progresses.


 


The trail runs along by the Dunk river. There is a picnic area on the bank of the river just below the trail. Looking down, it looks like the giant has placed tables for us to use or will we be served for dinner?


 


In places where the sunlight can reach the forest floor, young trees are growing, renewing the old forest. Such trees will eventually replace all the dead wood which nature reclaims.


 


An old shed across the Dunk River looks like the giant put his foot down through it. Nothing escapes his destruction when he is trudging through this forest.


 


We hope never to meet him on the trail.


26 comments:

  1. Great pictures, Marie. I notice how different your woods are from ours, which are covered with moss and lichens. Yours, not so much. :-)

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    1. I've noticed the difference on your photos, Jan. Such different forests but the same process.

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  2. I love this post. I can just picture in my mind, the giant stomping thru the old building and snapping trees. Looks like it has warmed up in your area finally. If you enjoy a picnic at the tables, I hope it is nothing that the Giant likes! lol

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  3. Oh I can just see that giant blundering his way though those tall trees knocking them down left, right and center 😀 I'm happy he was thoughtful enough to organise a picnic spot! Loved this post Marie ☺

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    1. Thank you, PDP. It was fun to write!

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  4. I love the "giant story" ! Our kids many times heard my created stories and even if they are all grown up I am sure they would love to hear this! You're indeed very imaginative Marie! It does looks like that took steps from a mighty giant to crush all that down. Nature is mighty and powerful. Lovely countryside and you got great photos. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Angela. Nature is such an incredible giant!

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  5. if you do ever meet the Giant be sure to tell him how you made him famous through your blog ... he just might like the notoriety and let you go free !

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  6. Nice to see the new saplings! Animals appreciate dead trees that have fallen for their homes! Andrea

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    1. The old forest is home to many animals, Andrea. It is an interesting place for a walk.

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  7. I can see that giant foot crushing that little shed; what a terrific story teller you are Marie.

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    1. Thank you Celia. The old shed and trees just screamed, "Giant."

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  8. What a way to personify wind.

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  9. I can so see that.
    Imagination is nearly as powerful as that giant. Lovely story - and images. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, EC. Imagination is an incredible gift!

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  10. I really like your imagination in this post, Marie. You could easily write a children's book about it!!!

    [I am finally catching up after returning from our Cornwall trip last night, midnight!]

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    1. You travel a great deal, Ginnie. Every trip looks better than the last.

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  11. hehehe, a cute story!! we still have so many areas with lot's of trees down, just like this and worse - from super storm sandy!!!

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    1. There must have been a super giant in that storm, Debbie.

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  12. What a wonderful story to share. Very creative and fantastic photos to illustrate the Giant's destruction. :)

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  13. Looks like the aftermath of a missile attack!

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