Traditional Salt Marsh Haystack

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行者无路 on February 13, 2010


Very beautiful photo !!! Thank you for sharing !!!

You have a beautiful gallery !!!

Best greetings from China ! 行者无路

Bits-n-Pieces on February 13, 2010

Thanks very much for your nice comments 行者无路Trackless Walker !

Bits-n-Pieces on February 13, 2010

And funny how it took me so long to make the connection with the historic haystacks: out driving the road on Plum Island, I've always wondered about small circles of sticks scattered about the salt marsh, almost like mini-Stonehenges. Wasn't until I looked at a group after taking this photo that the obvious answer finally got through to my brain: All those little groups of sticks are the old supports for haystacks, still out there long after they stopped haying the marshes the traditional way. I'll have to find a good group to photograph.

jayzoe on March 18, 2010

Wild and wooly

Bits-n-Pieces on April 3, 2010

Hey there zoe - Thanks! and hope you have a Happy Easter!

Amelia Royan on April 21, 2010

Cool photo Bits, and very interesting info too. I have learned a new word - **staddle. The spell checker doesn't recognise it :))))

Have you found a good group of old staddles to photograph yet?

Staddle staddle staddle. I just love red underlining :)))

Bits-n-Pieces on April 21, 2010

Thanks Amelia! lol, when I first read your comment I thought I must have made a typo in some earlier explanation. I'd never heard of 'staddle' either! wooo-ey - a new word for Scrabble players!

And yes, in fact I did make a few other trips up to Plum Island to find an interesting photo of the old staddles as they currently dot the marsh landscape. But hmmmmph! that kamalyn person stole it from me!

Amelia Royan on April 21, 2010

Staddle :))))

I found that word in the link you sent :)))

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    by Bits-n-Pieces
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