Anybody home?

The hollow at the bottom of the big tree drew me in.

What came first, I wondered, the creature or the home?

Was a critter still in there?

Signs of activity.

A closer inspection yielded sticks and dust but no animal brave enough or angry enough to come out to greet me … or yell at me for intruding.

Now I’ll wonder about how long this tree has before too much hollow will make it fall.


9 thoughts on “Anybody home?

  1. When I see a tree hollow, it reminds me of the boy who ran away to the Catskills in the book, My Side of the Mountain. He lived in a hollow of a tree. I would dream of running away and living like that as kid, and occasionally as an adult.


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