Category Archives: Hill Dog Writes

The Hill Dog Writes is a collection of writings by The Hill Dog.

Work in Progress

The road in front of the house leads to work ski patrolling at Elk Mountain and continues on to Chet’s Place, a great source of good food and companionship.

Absent much interest in anything else, I pass the same view near daily.

Late last Autumn, I noticed that what had been marshy seemed to be a bit wetter than usual. A couple of birch in one of my favorite stands had been fallen.

Winter white covered everything for a couple of weeks obscuring the change that had been occurring.

This recent thaw removed all ice except that on what had at once been only damp.

A slow ride with intent along the valley revealed that the tipping point had been reached.

Revealed by the contrast of dormant grass and ice a couple more beaver dens appeared southward from what had been the main community.

A gentle arc alongside the birch stand described a beautifully engineered dam. Further south, yet another dam had been built and was now holding back a considerable amount of water.

When one finally awakens from life’s routines, great change becomes evident.