Sunday, March 15, 2009

Where I Stand Sunday

No, it's not a rabbit hole, nor a gopher hole, nor a post hole. It is a "badger den". These holes are made willy-nilly - all over the landscape in this part of the U.S., especially right here on the side of the road. Badgers are a part of the environment. Here's a story an acquaintance shared with me recently.
She lives on some acreage and was walking out to see where her husband was working. She commented to him, "Did you see the dead badger by the mailbox?" He said, "What dead badger???" Now you have to know, this farmer knows every tire track or footprint on his property and told her they would go back by there, just to be sure there was NO dead badger there. Sure enough, they walked back by within a short time of where it was last seen and the badger was gone. So beware of badgers that look like they are dead - because perhaps...
Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life standing.
Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on.
The ground we tread on has its own stories to tell.


Mark Bridges said...

Eagle flew off with him.

Pattie Wall said...

...or a Turkey Buzzard.