Just in from a walk on my trail this morning and I found this stag’s antler. The amazing thing is, of all the hundreds of miles I’ve put into trail walking in my life, this is the first antler I have ever found! Its partially nibbled by some rodent (rather badly on the other side) and Emma sure wanted to get a hold of it ! I’ll admire it for a while, and then I’ll make horn buttons from it one day, an undeniable certainty.
I’m welcoming this Autumn Equinox today with a new habit to acquire, of walking on my own trails every single day. Twice a day often as possible, if not three. Moving mossy stones ‘just so’ out of the way, and preening as I go, a lot of carrying pruners to trim back bits and a bow saw for when a tree falls across…the only way a trail can transform from a deer path to a park-like setting is to walk it and groom as you go. The test of finish being that I am able to knit while I walk the trail.
Today is the first morning one of my favorite season ~ and with a bit of an ominous Autumnal find !