wild wood

wild wood

Saturday, 30 November 2013

a dog a pig and birds

 first came this dog , can't see a caollar don't know who's it is
 then the boar was back for another taste of that special water, unfortunately the camera was badly positioned and we don't see the bowl
 he also had a dig around I think he's joining in the sculptural activity
 then this morning three little birds, so quite an eventfull night
the ice is melting on the bowls

Friday, 29 November 2013

still frozen

 the bowls are still frozen apart from the one where the camera is, no activity there which just shows how lucky I was to get the boar the other night
 it seems its only me using the bridge at the moment
 nothing doing on the ski slopes
 this pile is getting bigger so we'll be up here with the tractor next week
don't know who these tracks are but it reminds me that  when I was a kid in Denmark I used to walk in the snow after school with my head down following the tracks, once I noticed deer tracks that elongated , indicating that it speeded up at each corner in the pathways, as if it had seen me and then run , so at the next corner I looked up instead of gazing at the ground and sure enough there was the deer.So I'm doing what Ive allways done observing what goes on around the bowls are a means of concentrating  the the eye on small aspects of change and the camera helps to corroborate what may have been observed.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

bird tracks

 a bird landed in the bowl for some reason or other , these small birds are not often captured by the camera as they are in and out very quickly

 the bowl with the camera on it remains un -frozen with water still dripping in
up the hillside there is full sunshine on the beehive sculpture

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

a little bit of snow

 these yellow leaves stand out even more
 snow rings on the bowls
in the non stagnant bowl the water hasn't frozen the stagnant one is snowed over
oh in the excitement of seeing the boar yesterday I forgot to  switch the camera back on

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

the boar is still around

 well that boar is still around despite the dogs and there he is enjoying the bowl,must be big to get his nose in I thought they drank from the puddle they created from digging around. He noticed the red light.
 this bowl is the only one with fresh water running through unless it freezes hard

 heres the camera perched on a sculpture above the bowl
Some of the other bowls had a little ice on them

Monday, 25 November 2013

a bit blurred

 some mornings things are a bit blurred but with interesting results

 just checking but in the end I moved it on to a stronger metal stucture there were some wasps hibernating in it and I thought I felt something crawling up my sleve, sure enough it stung me several times 10 minutes later
even the wasps were blurred

Sunday, 24 November 2013

he found his dog

 soon after I saw him the hunter found his dog
 with all this going on not suprising there were no other animals
 this bowl has quite a buid up of calcium after 2 years its getting welded to the rock
 I'm trying an overhead view with the camera trap

Saturday, 23 November 2013

hunting dogs and processionary caterpillars

 this morning some hunting dogs had run past probably on the sent of the wild boar, I met the hunter (he wasn't armed) who was trying to track them with a gps

 this is the nest of the pine processionary caterpillar, causing havoc among the pine trees in certain areas which leaves more space for the native trees less likley to spread forest fires, the hunting dogs can have problems with them tho.
 a little bit of ice on the bowls but its warmer this morning

Friday, 22 November 2013

crunchy underfoot

 it was crunchy underfoot aucoustier this morning with a sprinkling of snow

 I saw a wren sheltering in this installation of old hives entitled 'dites moi ou sont passer les fleurs' or' where have all the flowers gone' didn't manage to get a decent photo tho.
a thin layer of ice on the bowls

Thursday, 21 November 2013

wild boar pretendiing indifference

 there goes the boar again last night ignoring the bowls

 this bowl has lots more moss growing in it than any other
 bent concrete? on rusted steel
this is a spare part waiting

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

a few snowflakes

 a few wet snowflakes today
 in the 80's I did some figurative sculpture ,heres one lurking in the woods
 there are a some cedars in the area around the bowls seeded from the plantations on the mt. ventoux
 more autumn fruits
the camera only caught me collecting more wood for the kiln