Sunday, 26 October 2008

Surprise in the woods

Sometimes you can find works of art in amongst the trees where someone has carved a tree or placed a metal sculpture in the woods so that you are enchanted when you come across it.

What I found today wasn't a sculpture or a carving, but it was still a surprise as it was quite unexpected and I do think that if Mum hadn't pointed it out to me (she'd seen it before) then it is quite likely that I would have walked right past it and not even noticed.

I mean, it looks like this...

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But if you look closely, you can see that this log is rather special.

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And if you look even closer you can see what those strange looking things are!

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Yes. they are coins!! They've been hammered in by some unknown person (or persons!) and left for those people walking down the Lydford Gorge to find. The Lydford Gorge itself is worthy of a Show and Tell all of it's own, so I think that I will leave that one for another time.

15 comments:

zandor said...

That is really neat. I think it is also the most interesting show and tell i've seen today.

Literary Feline said...

How interesting! Thank you for sharing!

admin said...

Wow. That is incredible. So subtle, almost looks "natural" like moss or something. My favorite kind of artwork, for sure.

Another Dreamer said...

Wow, that is so freakin neat :)

Rachel said...

Now, what inspires someone to do that? It gives me chills...

Kristin said...

How cool. Until I saw the closeup, I thought it was a bizarre but natural formation.

JuliaS said...

Kind of like a wishing well for hikers? :0)

That's pretty unique and cool!

battynurse said...

Wow. Very interesting.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

That is so cool. That is a fantastic photo. Where is the gorge?

Lori said...

I'd love to meet the person who did this.

It reminds me of stories of people who put change in about-to-expire parking meters, just to make the day of a random stranger.

Sam said...

For those of you that are interested, Lydford Gorge is near Tavistock on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon which is in the South West part of the UK.

jen said...

Cool! So mysterious. There's one near me too, at Hardcastle Crags, FYI - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-hardcastlecrags

Alice Teh said...

Very interesting, Sam! Thanks for sharing.

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Emily (Apron Strings) said...

That is SO cool!!