Arranged By Nature – Jake’s Sunday Post

It is very fitting that Jake’s Sunday Post – Arrangement relates to my Sunday hike in my backyard. When I took my aerial view of my backyard, I noticed hoodoo formations and was curious as to where they were located and how close I could get to the formations.

I could tell from the track that it was part of Bootleg Golf course and along the St. Mary’s river. With a hiking companion along for the adventure, we started by following the river until we reached a point where there was no further access and climbed up onto the boundary of the golf course.

Arranged by wind and rain

We followed the golf course boundary keeping the river on the right. At the very end of the developed golf course, we found the hoodoos. Over thousands of years, wind, rain and harsh cold weather have carved the sandstone in beautiful arrangements. I could see the layers and coloration of the cemented earth. There were trees and shrubs trying to eke out existence in the compacted ground. I could see large cracks in the formations waiting for the heavy Spring rain to splinter the formation and send earth tumbling down the embankment. One rock arrangement looked like a camel.

Look closely to see the crack made by water and frost

Look closely to see the crack made by water and frost. How long will it take before it tumbles downward.

Looks like a mini mountain range

Looks like a mini mountain range

Layering of soil and erosion over time

Layering of soil and erosion over time

A camel formation. I wonder how many years this was in the making.

A camel formation. I wonder how many years this was in the making.

My hiking companion believes that once the snow has melted and after Spring runoff, that we should be able to approach the hoodoos from the river. That will be another hiking adventure for late Spring. Then we can see the formations looking up.

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Mother, ESL mentor, enjoys the beauty of nature, strives to elicit gratitude, joy and bliss day by day while on the adventure of being human.
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4 Responses to Arranged By Nature – Jake’s Sunday Post

  1. icelandpenny says:

    I love these sculptural shapes, thanks for sharing them. And I hope you do return in late spring — each season, every walk becomes a different walk, don’t you find?

    • Absolutely! I like that phrase “every walk becomes a different walk”. I do enjoy your escapades of TO. The street names have remained as I recognize names from – Yikes! – forty years ago. New eyes, different stories. Great!

  2. jakesprinter says:

    Brilliant idea my friend ,Thanks for sharing this post I love it 🙂

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