P. 4. S. – 10, 11, 12

Well, it’s been a year since I began this project, and today will mark the close of it. I will be making a compilation video showcasing every picture from the 12 months I’ve done this, but these are the last 3 pictures.

Also, I will write another post soon. I am wanting to make some changes to this blog, so stay tuned! 🙂

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June 2016

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July 2016

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August 2016

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1 Year of Track Much!

Hey everybody! I haven’t posted much lately, but I’m gonna try to fit a few posts in before the end of the school year. I plan to write a lot in the summer and I’m super pumped! I just don’t have much time nowadays 🙂 . However, as you know from the title, today is the 1st anniversary of Track Much!

I wrote a story for my school and I wanted to share it with y’all. Seemed fitting for a 1 year anniversary. Hope you like it ;).


 

Owl Eyes

As you walk through the forest, quite happy and enjoying your midday hike, you decide to take a break. Sitting on the moss covered banks listening to the bubbling and burbling whispers of the creek in the joyous season of spring, you munch on an apple, taking in all the beauty of the woods that surrounds you for miles. After a pleasant and relaxing rest, you continue on your journey through the blossoming trees.

After stumbling onto a coyote, a buck, a newt, and making many other exciting discoveries, you realize it is getting late in the day. As you walk along the well worn deer trail towards home, you have the eerie feeling that you are being watched. Taking a peek around your shoulder and looking down the trail, you don’t see anything. You continue on your way.

With only one more mile of trail to walk, again, you get that creepy feeling that you are being spied on. Looking around, up, and even below, you don’t see anything except a tiny, brown spider. Surely I’m not freaking out because a SPIDER was… Woosh! You never finish your thought. As you hear the beating of wings behind you, you scream and stumble down the trail, tripping on a small stone in the process.

Lying there on the ground, you turn to see an owl that seems larger than even the surrounding oak trees, eerily sitting on a tree branch. He watches your every breath with his large, orange-glazed eyes. The owl’s presence alone demands authority, let alone his intense glare. Along with his fierce gaze, his gray speckled, rusty red and blond coat seem to present a challenge. As he stares, you feel like he is trying to tell you something. Move off the trail. You decide to do so.

Hiding yourself behind a tangle of branches and brush, you cover any other visible pieces of clothing with leaves and wait. Crunch, crunch, crunch. You hear someone coming, destroying the dry leaves of fall with his heavy and sluggish footsteps. Straining your neck to get a view of the approaching person, he suddenly comes into view. With his heavy gear, he tromps and plows through the terrain, eager to arrive at his camping destination. Stirring up the landscape, he is blind to all the natural beauty around him; after all, his objective is to get from Point A to Point B. Speedily moving along his way, he hustles right under the owl, not even noticing his powerful, feathery presence. As he treads down the trail a while more, the owl screams his reprimand. Screeeeech!!! Pausing to listen, the hiker tries to spot the owl. Failing to locate the origin of the sound, he shrugs it off, “Stupid birds…” He continues down the trail in the pit of his own arrogance.

Exiting your hiding spot, you steal one more glance at the owl.  Behind that fierce wall of feathers, lies a very wise being: the guardian of the forest. A guardian that does not take kindly to unruly and disrespectful trespassers. You give a small nod of thanks and leave the forest to ponder the amazing event you have just witnessed.


 

 

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P. 4. S. – 4

Hey everyone! Again, sorry I didn’t post on time but I had some unavoidable scheduling conflicts. However, it’s here today! Also, I said something recently about an art piece coming soon! I’m thinking I might save it for a little A week before Christmas thing I might do 🙂  . Maybe, maybe not, but just a thought. Anything y’all want in specific for a Christmas post? Leave comments down below with your suggestions and I will do my best to incorporate them into the post.

Give thanks to the Lord with Christmas coming up!!

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Back From Europe: Part II

How y’all doing?? Pretty well? That’s good… because now it is time to take a look at the landscape, animals, and plants of a fabulous European country called Moldova!

If I had to describe Moldova (as a country) in two words, it would be: beautiful landscape. I may actually have to do a third chapter of this Back From Europe series because I have so many awesome pictures of the land and everything. It’s a bit too much to fit all into one post. Too much for your minds too comprehend all at once ;), haha, just kidding!

Ok, now I just figured this out, but when you roll the cursor/mouse over the picture, the picture looks a lot better with deeper colors. It makes the picture look like how I took it. For some reason, WordPress dulls the colors on widgets on the side, which ends up dulling the pictures as well. I highly recommend you look at the pictures with the cursor/mouse hovering over it.

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Countryside

The land was (where there weren’t many houses and buildings except for farms), for the most part, very hilly and green. Lots of very deep greens. None of this neon junk I did a couple sentences back 🙂 . The trees and everything was pretty similar to what I’ve seen in America. Nothing vastly different.

Except for this...

Except for this…

And this...

And this…

I have no clue what is going on with that tree in the first picture. The second one is a different story. Moldovans paint (pretty much every tree they have) all white just below the three feet mark. This is to (supposedly) keep away bugs, evil spirits, and give the tree longer life (by protecting it from the sun). I don’t believe any of it 🙂 .

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So here’s just a few more pictures of the landscape. Nothing much to tell, mostly because there’s no way to put it into words. You kinda just have to show it all.

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Horse drawn buggy

Not exactly the most naturey type thing, but hey, it’s a horse drawn buggy 😀

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Expect another post displaying the animals of Moldova.

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My Woods!

I was out in the woods exploring and I thought I should “show” you what they’re like. It’s always a lot of fun out there :).

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One section of my woods. It puzzles me why so many pines fell.

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My creek.

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A popular animal drinking spot. I also tend to find a lot of tiny frogs here.

It seems to literally rain leaves. The forest floor is covered with them.

It seems to literally rain leaves. The forest floor is covered with them.

The Dead Marshes.

I used to call this the Dead Marshes. Grass is beginning to grow so it looks like I gotta find a new name for it 😉

The thorns that literally try to rip you into shreds.

The thorns that literally try to rip you into shreds..

So that's my woods!

So that’s my woods!

So that’s my woods! I figured if I’m gonna be posting about things in my woods, I should at least give you a general idea of what they’re like. I will post a follow up to this post in the next couple of days. There’s gonna be lots of tracks and I’ll explain to you as much as I can about them! I hope you like my blog so far, and I’ll keep on posting!

Keep calm and keep tracking!