Late Winter

March is finally here but it doesn't mean that winter is over. We're bound to get a few more blizzards. Nevertheless, with a sunny day and not having to be anywhere, I decided to take a trip out to Protar's tomb, something I hadn't done in many years. It all looks different when snow covered. Not everyone has seen his home in the winter and the split rail fence along side the road is almost buried making one appreciate how much work it would have been to travel down the road with only a horse and sleigh/buggy.

One amazing thing to me was the number of trees that had names carved into them. With all the leaves missing they leap out at a person and contain all sorts of dates. I found nine such trees along side the short trail to the tomb but suppose that there are many more I missed. I can't even begin to imagine how many are along other island trails, and what is the oldest date found on one?







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