I make much of our rewilding initiatives at Rosslyn, so it might perplex you that this evening’s post showcases a pair of nature’s interlopers. Although plenty of our wild neighbors might fit into under this topic, I’ll limit myself two two that made an impression on me today.
Let’s start with the bold but beautiful whitetail deer that was awaiting me this morning as I took Carley outside for her morning constitutional. Healthy, vibrant, picture perfect.
Carley chased a deer from here about a week ago. She was incensed by the invasion. With almost seventy acres, mostly wild-ish meadows and forest, couldn’t this beauty occupy herself elsewhere?
Apparently not. I urged the bold beauty away this morning, but she had no fear of me. And no interest in moving on. I literally had to advance upon her, earnestly shooing her off. She reluctantly exited the near lawn only to re-emerge even closer a quarter hour later.
Another of nature’s interlopers are the American Linden (aka Basswood) seed pods.
Each summer this wildly productive trees sheds a staggering number of fruit/nuts across the upper lawn. A veritable carpet of seed pods like a shadow beneath the canopy. And, because our teak dining table currently enjoys pride of place under the linden, the newly cleaned and oiled table appears yo be inviting one Susan Bacot-Davis all yo a mysterious smorgasbord.
Nature’s interlopers aren’t really the nuisance I make them out to be. But they do invite a measure of attention.