Sunday, February 10, 2013


This tree died in the drought of 2011, but because it was hidden among other trees, I didn’t realize it was dead until a recent storm snapped it in half.

Dear Tree;
I’m sorry for your loss but I will replace you and the others that were lost, with two dozen more.
With Regret, 1st Man

Here is one of several empty birds’ nests, around the property.  Once covered and protected by leaves, hidden from predators, they are now empty and their occupants, hopefully, flying somewhere South for Winter.

Dear Birds;
Please come back this year, I promise to have a birdbath for you to use and some feeders full of wonderful food.
Thank you, 1st Man

The grass is all brown and dormant for Winter, nothing much to do with it now.

Dear Big Green Zen Machine;
I hope you have a nice rest this Winter since all the grass is not growing, but get ready for a fun filled season of mowing next Spring when everything is growing once again.
Ever Yours, 1st Man.

What do you suppose lives in this ‘hole’?  Or what is going in and out of it?  It’s a hole in some brush that has an obvious path.  Hmm, did I hang around long enough to look in there?  No.  I have visions of shining a flashlight into it and having two glowing eyes looking back at me.  No thank you!

Dear Creature Living in the Brush; 
Can we agree to all just live together in peace and harmony?
I won’t bother you and you won’t bother me.
Oh, and please don’t bring your friends.
Cautiously Optimistic, 1st Man


Annie*s Granny said...

LOL! Reminds me of of Jimmy Fallon's *Thank You Notes*!

Sandy said...

1st Man,

A thought for a bird bath, make it yourself using a large tree branch, shovel, a ceramic dish (from The Dollar Tree store), silicone and some gusto. I made mine after reading several posts from my friends at Framboise Manor. Here's a picture of mine,

The den you found maybe from a coyote, fox or bobcat. Be careful!

kymber said...

teehee. i really like this post. it reminds me of why i like you so much. you're a good man, 1st Man...the world can never have too many of them.

your friend,

kymber said...

rats. i just told jambaloney about your post and he said to include that he thinks that you are a good man, too. but i had already posted. hence, this second comment.

your friend,

1st Man said...

Ha, that's true, I didn't even think about that. Too funny!!

1st Man said...

Now that's a great idea! I could totally do that and I like the rustic nature of it. Thank you (and Kymber!) I had to laugh when I saw your post about the was 106 and humid...ugh, not looking forward to this Summer. Let's enjoy the cool while we can, ha.

1st Man said...

You are too sweet. Something tells me you and I are very much alike. You're just already on your dream property, I'm a weekender for now, ha. Thank you again!

1st Man said...

Well, double thanks! I think J is a good man too. Double thanks! :-)

1st Man said...

OH, I totally got sidetracked by the birdbath idea....but yeah, there are supposedly coyotes around the property, so I think I'll avoid that area for awhile, ha.

Blackberry brambles said...

Your just to funny, watch the hole, you know what happened to

Wean said...

Love the idea of notes to the farm, do you think if I wrote a general one to the countryside, it might find a place for me ? I'll give it a go anyway. If that hole was in UK - I'd say badger

1st Man said...

Hmmm, now that could be fun! But I'd crawl in and it would be more like Little Red Riding hood and "my what big teeth you have", LOL!

1st Man said...

Ha, I would love to say yes it will! Give it a go, it can't hurt, right? Ha. Now something tells me face to face with a badger wouldn't end well either, ha.