Yet more photos from TILE Creek. And many more photos to follow in the coming month and months I’m sure.
First we have a shot of Whole Tree (center of photo), redirected from Hole Tree. 🙂 It’s named for the hole the two main parts of the trunk create through their twisting and turning ways, about 10 yards from the ground or so. The tree lies at the center of still emerging Hermania (cleared space), and what all will apparently be based around when toy avatars, etc. move in. When will that be? Again, not sure, but probably quite soon. Can’t wait!
Detail of Whole Tree.
This day I decided to hike more the middle regions of TILE Creek, which forks into two main parts about 2/3rds a mile from either its source or its mouth, whichever way you’re counting. The below picture shows a tributary entering the more eastern of the two forks. For the record, although probably not very different in water volume (have to remember to check that fact), I’ve decided to continue the TILE Creek name only into the western fork here. Mysteriously to me again, then, why I’ve postponed giving a new name to this eastern fork. Am I still unsure on mostly an unconscious level which one is truly the TILE Creek? I don’t think so for reasons I hope to go into soon, but still…
Notice the light frosting of snow on the ground here, which melted in a couple of moments hence.
Another photo from a little further downstream on the same fork. Hey, maybe I can just call this stream Fork Creek (!) Problem perhaps solved.
Strange row of white rocks that almost seem to mark an ancient, long forgotten walking path of some sort. We’re still near the bank of Fork Creek here, but closer to its meeting with TILE Creek several hundred feet away still.
Detail of one of the other, numerous white rocks also found in the immediate vicinity. That circle effect looks a bit like Earth and its continents don’t you think? Not as impressive as the bizarre cat & bunny photo from the day before for certain, but perhaps still meaningful in some fashion.
Heading back around Hermania on the parallel carriage road, and a glimpse of Drink Lake through the trees.
Pathfinder Rock in TILE Creek. Or just plain, ol’ Pathfinder. The peculiarly red rock lies near the conjunction of several paths in the area, representing the most central junction point in all of Hermania most likely. In other places this rock has been linked to the virtual “Portal Rock” found at the start of the main path winding through the virtual Boris village (soon to be deleted, sigh). Note: this is the same rock I called Mars Rock in this TILE Creek post just below.
“Tiles” wedged into tree bark just above Pathfinder (Rock) at a place where 2 paths separate. More about this soon enough!