I like this decorating-the-christmas-tree-with-dead-things thing :D Our little tree is full of ornaments already but I stuck a few friends in there still C:
And finally (sorry for the picture spam :c ) this is what we ended up with today! I swear that’s about a fourth of the amount of turkey feathers we found. Such a fun hike and I’m so excited for the next one with my dad!
For as amazing as the area was, it’s one of those places where it seems things just don’t die! We found these great cow bones in old river beds but that’s where the luck ran out for bones :c
THEN we found SO MANY turkey feathers. We thought it was just the one spot but everywhere we turned and walked around there were feathers. It was the mother load of turkey feathers (though lots of them were scraggly)!
Overall the view was just gorgeous! And lovely hiking weather once you worked up a bit of body heat c:
Then there was cacti everywhere! See a rock? Cacti. Every now and again there would be giant clumps like the one on the left.
The oak trees are always marvelous; these guys picked some crazy spots to grow! There was also one that grew on the side of a steep hill so it’s thick branches were literally lying on the ground.
The beginning of our very long hike, from the west entrance c:
be prepared for lots of scenery pictures
That was the GREATEST HIKE EVER. I definitely get my adventurous genes from my dad. We’d both rather take the steepest, rockiest climb available than walk on the boring trail! I think we were out there for 3 and a half hours at least and there was no flat part on this preserve. I’m so exhausted and I can’t wait to post the pictures for you guys C: I wish I could have found more (honestly who doesn’t want to find more?) but I’m so happy with what we did find. Next up is the east entrance to the preserve!
FUCK YEA change of plans my dad wants to explore the new place for a few hours :D Hoping to bring home lots of treasures and beautiful pictures <3
Goodies to be shipped off tomorrow to a lovely jewelry maker! I’m so excited c:
In other news, plans have changed yet again. I don’t know when I’ll be able to visit that new place with my dad but luckily I can still drag my mom around to an old favorite place! I can’t wait to get back to hiking, and hopefully I’l pick up lots of new things to finish off curio sets C:
Remnants of a barn cat’s lunch (and dinner). There are several cats around the barn but there’s only one who has a death corner in the tack room to snack. Luckily he cleans up well so there’s never a smell, though he doesn’t leave too many treasures behind either :c
Scrolling through tumblr and putting together my newest squirrel after a lovely meal with the family c:
My bones have many tales to tell. This poor rabbit broke a piece of it’s jaw and it healed pretty well before the rabbit’s final breath.
It’s a nice, sunny day! Perfect for my newest batch of bones to dry c: Here we have the squirrel and turkey bone I found several days ago and a few miscellaneous bones I hadn’t cleaned yet. Hoping to put some of these together for little curio sets soon C:
Got my new squirrel and several other pieces in peroxide today. Cleaning up lots of miscellaneous pieces I haven’t gotten to yet so they’ll be pretty enough to find new homes c:
I think because I have lots of little things lying around that, instead of trying to find ways to trade them individually, I’ll throw together a couple curio sets of some sort. That way if anyone wants some bones they get a little variety c: An exciting project I can start focusing on!