aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Whose woods are these I think I know

High up on the bank above the stream sits this waypost. Yesterday, when I was out at Wilderstead, that_guy_zach and I finally put a compass on top of it. collinsmom had been fretting over whether I had adjusted the orientation of the concrete pillar to match the compass. Lo and behold, I had placed the thing by eye within a degree or two of magnetic North.

"Call it declination, and we'll move on," I said.

Marker Marker

This pillar sits by the path to point the cardinal directions to passersby.
Val-de-ri, val-de-ra Val-de-ri, val-de-ra

"I love to wander by the stream
that dances in the sun;
so joyously it calls to me,
"Come join my happy song."

I never get tired of messing about our little creek, the Pishon. This view is looking downstream toward my neighbor's ford. The pale winter light gives the land a soft glow.

I took these pictures this afternoon. I went out to Wilderstead to take some more measurements, in order to complete my site map for building, sewer, and driveway permits. Now I can place the fence, the creek, the head of the drive, the spring we intend to tap for a well, and the ravine between homesite and current cabin on the site map with the cottage outline.

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