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I walk the line

By dudler
I've got to know this little bit of roadside grass quite well in the last 12 months. It's a little haven of open ground where there wasn't enough room to build houses on both of two converging roads.

Recently, someone's been stacking fallen branches round one of the trees on the ground: now, there are these two branches across one of the access points. Why? Do they really want to keep people out? Is there some sort of incantation that makes dead wood into an impenetrable barrier?

So it seems like a Silly Sunday subject... My blog's about my first model shoot since October, and hints at more blogs to come, about other aspects of the day. Emi had borrowed a camera and lens - as we've been apart for a while, I celebrated my Alpha 900's return with some pictures, including this one.

Tags: Barrier Flowers and plants Dead wood Silly Sunday

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2404 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2021 8:05AM
Possibly an attempt to stop travellers from parking, though our local landowners put their trust in concrete boulders...
kaybee Plus
17 7.7k 26 Scotland
25 Apr 2021 9:05AM
But do you have a ring of fire?
bluesandtwos 11 520 1 England
25 Apr 2021 9:41AM
Not across the footpath but in our local country park we pile old logs in places as hotels for bugs and other various wildlife.
I don't think it much of a barrier for the travellers as they seem to have no trouble removing padlocks and gates around this neck of the woods.Sad
Have you considered placing a home made voodoo doll on one alongside some strange carved images of skeletons and spirits? Or am I the only one who would be tempted to do that? Blush
25 Apr 2021 10:50AM
My Dear Friend Professor Dave Bluesbrothers, aka Bertie, (see above) makes a good point. In our neck of the woods we find that freshly dropped unicorn ordure is most efficacious.

Yours in Lincoln Green, Robin Hoody. Innit. 😎
jacomes Plus
6 28 38 Portugal
25 Apr 2021 11:30AM
One of life's mysteries, or one way of dumping garden waste ?
cooky Plus
17 6 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2021 11:45AM
Probably, smallish borrow type people, often known as children have made a little area for themselves. They do such funny business...

They aren't very large branches and my Curly Coat Retriever dog used to bring these sort of branches home every night from his walk. Maybe an owner of a large dog says, 'Drop it' and leaves them there!

You need to do a night ops! Balaclava, night lenses and hide! We'll back you up if you're caught...honest!

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
25 Apr 2021 2:48PM
Love the green
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
25 Apr 2021 4:33PM
I think I may have to take more pictures of the area: it's not big enough for travellers, because of trees dotted around. These branches are only three or four feet long.

I think Kath is probably right - though as subsequent pictures will show, it's not somewhere that young children will be unsupervised: it's next to the A34 heading into Walsall from Birmingham and the M6...
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2021 5:44PM
Perhaps to prevent lovers parking there or people offloading rubbish!
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
25 Apr 2021 5:47PM
Assuming that they're intended to keep things out. Who knows what lurks within...

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