In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

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One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

On The Ghost Road

 I took a short day trip with my wife last weekend. We didn't have any planned route, but decided to not venture too far, so she could photograph some Fall foliage. 

As we drove, I thought of Ghost Road, which is all that remains of was once a railroad years ago. It has a history of unexplained lights, which is the reason for the name. I've never been through at night, but have friends that have, and told stories of seeing a light that hovered, disappeared, and reappeared behind them. There are many theoretical explanations, but regardless, it's an eerie experience to those that see the light. 

We stopped to photograph a beautiful tree, when she noticed something more photogenic growing on the side of the road. I don't know what it is, but it's remarkable. The tiny seed pod looks like a small leather bundle. 

I was amazed, and have never seen anything like it. If someone knows what it is, post a comment.


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    1. That's it. According to what I read, many people like it as a house plant.

      The Ghost Road is through a boggy part of the Big Thicket. Much of the area is part of a wildlife preserve and will never be developed.

  2. My first thought when I saw that was that it was a very miniature camera.

    1. It's an amazing thing. I'm tempted to dig some up and put it in pot on the porch.