New Old Transylvania Land Company
New Old Transylvania Land Company5 days ago
How long will it take NOTLCo'in Wesley Houp to identify this botanical growing along a creek in the greater High Bridge paddle-shed?
New Old Transylvania Land Company
New Old Transylvania Land Company
New Old Transylvania Land Company5 days ago
Floodwalk....or
In May, descending a nearby creek I did not know existed in April.

https://youtu.be/ztWt-kac9MI
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floodwalk, or "in May descending a nearby creek that I did not know existed in April"
From a May 2020 paddle nearby the greater High Bridge area.
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New Old Transylvania Land Company
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How long will it take NOTLCo'in Wesley Houp to ID this plant from a walk outside the greater High Bridge paddleshed?
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New Old Transylvania Land Company1 week ago
A Poem About Ants

But first a few things about anteaters
deserve a second, third thought.
Obviously: which is the ass end?
Bonus: what do ants look like as
animal shit? It’s hard to imagine
an ant as anything other than an ant.
And what evolutionary turn triggered
the lowly anteater to the taste of
ammonia and dirt? One hundred
thousand years of drought? Of ice?
I’m sure E. O. Wilson pondered this,
and look what it got him. Nothing
but wisdom and renown. Now
second thoughts: personally, I like
to watch ants, the way they’ve
perfected society, avoided the usual
pitfalls of greed and vanity.
Name one ant that wants more
material than any other ant.
Sure, the queen. But she’s a
functionary, existing only to insure
the masses reliably transition
into more masses. Nature built
socialism into itself. We know this
as the single shimmering truth
of all truths. In the cedar forest
their hills rise like pyramids,
great earthen mounds exulting
the humble roots and stems of
local flora. They walk up and down,
single file and soundless through
the immensity of the world and never
yell I deserve more I’m special.
Aside from the poles, they occupy
every known habitat, and as I write
their science officers are even
figuring out how to turn electricity
into food. They’ve blown the 20 amp
breaker on site 93, but their work
continues without loss of life.
So many sizes and specialities,
and they all share the same simple
form. But on the inside, a puzzle of
trace elements brought down from
the stars a billion years ago to work
humility and perseverance into
primordial mud.
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Trout Restriction Falls in flood, Studies 4, 8, 9
From a May 2020 paddle leaving High Bridge, KY.
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