Tuesday, 20 March 2012

ABC Wednesday - Juxtaposition

There were notices tacked to gates in Ulpha woods telling of the felling of trees, due to end this month.  The view of bare slopes probably didn't necessitate the notice .  Later, two thirds of the way through the walk we strolled through the alleyway of their destination, lying in juxtaposition with each other
What is usually a pleasant stroll through woodlands, and at this time a year a profusion of daffodils, jostling against each other
turned into a wade through mud when the numerous journeys of of tractors had turned the path into deep sticky gloop.  The stickiness of which in local dialect is called clarty.  I was in jeopardy of it oozing into my boots.   It was interesting to observe the difference of soil, the soil in the deciduous wood is  rich and loamy, if rocky, whereas where the logs juxtaposed 

is where firs are planted in an area with some iron rich sedimentary soil giving it a slight reddish tinge with the dark but it goes runny rather than sticky.  The end result is the same
muddy boots. Mine (at the bottom) show that a walking pole is a useful object for testing the depth of mud as I have managed to keep a dry bit of boot. 

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet

10 comments:

Mar said...

Great word and beautiful pictures!

J is for...

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm always sad when I see huge swaths of forest laying in logs. They say it's to male the forest healthier. Sure hope that's true. :)

photowannabe said...

That's a lot of clearcut forest. No wonder the ground is "gloopy".
Terrific photos and a perfect word for the letter J.

Meryl said...

Sad to see so much downed forest... and really mucky boots!

Roger Owen Green said...

great word, well shown!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

Great word (I used it, too) and you've illustrated it in a jolly good way!

Leslie
abcw team

Kim said...

I thought a lot about this word, too. I'll have to use mine in another post illustrating another word.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful images.

Journal
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

TheChieftess said...

Nicely done ABC Wednesday!!! Do you live near a logging area? We live in the Eastern Sierras and experienced a very heavy windstorm last November so for us, these logs could be the result of the trees down from the storm...

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great entry for J day! Clever and beautifully illustrated!
Love the daffodils;o)

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