On my walk today, Cooper decided to go into the woods. Since all the foliage is gone, I can see to follow the deer paths through the inner part of the woods and follow him. I get to see areas I normally can't see in the summer.
The weather has been a bit gloomy lately and today was drizzly and dark.
The twisted grapevines and gnarly bushes made for an eerie site.
There really wasn't anything scary there. It was all in my imagination. It was just nature making winter sounds. I am thankful for my imagination, it made my normal walk a little bit more interesting today.
I was beginning to feel how eerie the woods seemed when a hawk cried out as it flew out of a tree above me. Warning the animals of my arrival.
as he continued to circle I wondered if he was warning me of something
lurking in there.
As I wound myself around the path to get out into the meadow
I heard a strange sound.
not quite an animal sound
not quite human either.
Then I heard it again
still not sure what it was.
the bare trees were swaying against the dark foreboding clouds
and they were moaning with the wind.