I took a walk around my neighbourhood this afternoon. I live at the top of a steep hill and walking down and back up is good exercise. I walked around a couple trails in the area as well but this time of year one has to wary of bears. They are waking up from hibernation and they are hungry and they can be cranky as well. The park. Just a few minutes walk from my back yard. A birch marm growing out of an old cedar stump. An old cedar stump. You can see the small hole chopped in the side of it. The fallers that fell this tree close to a hundred years ago made a cut in each side to put in a spring board on each side of the tree. They would then stand on the spring boards and use a long hand saw called a "Swede Saw" to cut down the tree. The idea was to cut the tree above the thicker area at the base. Swede saws were flat steel saws with a wood handle on each end. It would have been hard work using one all day. Cedar trees were in demand for utility poles and railway ties. Cedar is very rot resistant. The trail on the hillside. A big black creature could be hard to spot. The hill I walk down and back up again. Good for the blood pressure.