Thursday, 14 April 2016

Dining in Style.



I wonder what creature was wise enough to use this recently cut tree stump as a dining table. A Squirrel maybe?

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  1. Not humans - they don't sit at a table much anymore. Greetings Maria x

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    1. They do in this house Maria; I insist upon it.

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    2. and here as well - all meals taken at the dining table.

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    3. Here too, it is our get together moment where we discuss and plan family decisions over a steaming plate (and a glass of wine!) x

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    4. The two things I insisted on (as a family) were that we ALWAYS ate at table, and the children ALWAYS had bedtime stories when they were small.

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  2. awwww this is such a charming photo.
    Love the moss growing in the tree stump.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. When I saw it yesterday morning, I thought it was almost direct from a Beatrix Potter book.

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  3. Do you have smurfs there? you can never see them but they leave traces where ever they are....

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    1. I've never seen one, but we do have Leprechauns.

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  4. Whatever it was, it looks as though they borrowed some nutcrackers !

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  5. Fairies! (First ride out yesterday - a very changed landscape with lots of tree felling north of Lumberjack. Got back just before the storm hit.)

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    1. We had just taken our shopping indoors when it started; the poor dog went bonkers, he hates loud bangs. Yes, a lot of wood cutting this winter.

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  6. I think it might be a crow, Cro, as they push their beak into the joint of the nut and cleverly use the hard wood to stop it sinking as they push.

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    1. I hadn't considered it as bird dining. Maybe you're right.

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  7. By our cottage we have a 'throstle stone' where the thrushes come ro break open snail shells to reveal the yummy grub inside. This stump may be used for something similar and perhaps old walnut shells split quite easily.

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    1. I didn't know they were called 'Throstle stones', we have several near us. Some walnut shells open easily, others need a sledge hammer. Who ever has opened these obviously knows one from t'other.

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  8. Yes, I? would guess a squirrel too Cro - clever creatures. Are they walnut shells

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    1. Yes, walnuts. There are still plenty under the trees; the sign of a reasonably mild winter I suppose.

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  9. Definitely fairies Cro ..... they will be back later for the shells as they use them as coracles !!!! XXXX

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    1. Maybe I should leave a note for them?

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  10. Oh yes, do leave them a note. Did you send your grandchildren a photo of this tabletop?

    Best wishes.

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    1. No, but they do read this. They are aware of our local goblins, fairies, and pixies.

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  11. And charming fairies they are, too!

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    1. But goodness knows what else they're responsible for.

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  12. I'm going to go against the grain. It was a sweaty guy with a plumber's crack. Definitely.

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  13. The problem with the time difference is that by the time I get here everyone has stolen my comments! Definitely pixies, but such sloppy ones for not cleaning up after themselves. They should be more careful or they'll be caught.

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    1. I rather liked the way that the remnants of the first nut had been cast aside.

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  14. I love the table top and the elves were having a good time and then they hurried off. I could write a story on this. I expect you could too. It is very romantic. I am glad you took the photo.

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    1. I try to remember to take my little pocket camera with me at all times. You never know when something like this will turn up.

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