Jon Crispin's Notebook

1 January, 2012

Posted in Uncategorized by joncrispin on 01/01/2012

This is the first New Year’s Day in years that there hasn’t been snow on the ground.  Cris and I went up into the woods with the Pearl and it was clear and sunny with the temperature in the mid 40’s.  Sometimes it seems that winter should already be over, especially since we had  so much snow in late October.

There was still ice in the shaded areas.

We had never noticed this dead tree before, and when we first saw it we were reminded of the Knights of Ni from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

He even had some hair-like plants sprouting out of his head.

/Cris had dropped one of my handkerchiefs on a walk just after Thanksgiving, and some kind soul found it and put it high enough into a tree so that it would be visible to whomever had lost it.

I have always hated losing things and when we saw it in the tree today it made us very happy.  It’s nice to start the new year being on the receiving end of someone’s thoughtfulness.

All the best to you all for 2012.  Jon

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  1. Theanne said, on 02/01/2012 at 11:58 am

    I looked it up and I believe the moss capping your “knights” head may be “common hair cap moss”…when I was a kid we had this growing in our woods!

    Happy someone “hung” your handkerchief for you to find!

    Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

    • joncrispin said, on 02/01/2012 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks Theanne. How great that it is both common and has something to do with hair! And moss. One of the aspects of this blog that I really like is that it allows people who know a lot more than I share their knowledge. Best and thanks for following. jon


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