Day 122

The first of many I saw today

July 26th, 2010

Protesting logging or just having fun?


  1. Ed In MN says:

    Let’s see — the ‘mouth’ looks like it was most likely cut with a chainsaw…
    If you were protesting, would you have a chainsaw???

  2. Saun in Ohio says:

    I’ve been out of town for a couple days time to catch up… Someone having some fun reminds me of the Wizard of Oz don’t ask me why.

  3. Matt, I just want to thank you for everything your doing, you are an inspiration and though you may not have intended it, your walk is a gift to the world. It is a gift to know that love, kindness and courtesy still exist!

  4. Cory says:

    Matt, new web viewer here…i just read/viewed each of your entries…what an amazing trip you’re experiencing. thank you for sharing it with everyone. good luck and keep on walkin’.

  5. Marshall in RVA says:

    He doesn’t look too friendly.

  6. John in MI says:

    I think protesting the haircut he was left with.

  7. MN Roxanne says:

    I agree the eyes say protesting the haircut!!

  8. deanna valenti meyer says:

    You know what this reminds me of? Hold onto your hats gamer/nerds (I am married to one)…this guy looks like an Ent from the Lord of the Rings movie. :)

  9. Left over devastation from a forest fire or maybe those beetles? Whoever did the face painting is quite an artist.

  10. Allison in TX says:

    Saun, faces on trees (especially slightly grumpy looking ones) always remind me of Wizard of Oz too (my FAVORITE movie of ALL time)..but I just watched LOTR with my husband yesterday, so an Ent crossed my mind too, deanna.

    I’m not sure whether to think it was fun or protesting…seems like a strange way to protest, so I’m leaning toward fun

    • deanna valenti meyer says:

      Allison….I have to admit…I had to ask my husband what the name of those trees were because I had forgotten. But, the love of my life reminded me.

  11. Karen Too says:

    It’s looking up wondering, “What the heck happened to the rest of me?!”

  12. Roe says:

    It’s the Wizard of Oz trees!

  13. Jeff says:

    Maybe it is a former “tree” from HR Puff N Stuff….and it got stuck in Montana and can not live if not in it’s magical world of Sid and Marty Kroft……….
    (yea showing my age…)

    • deanna valenti meyer says:

      OMG Jeff!!! I totally remember that show!!! I used to watch it when I was a kid living in NY. :)

      • Jeff says:

        “whose your friend when things get tufff….” NY the bestest place in the world. Proud to call it my birthplace.

        • Sharon in MT says:

          Does anyone remember Fraggle Rock and Uncle Travelin Matt? He always sent post cards to the other fraggles that lived below ground and didn’t know the outside world existed or am I dreaming? That’s what Matt made us think of when he went thru.

    • No, I won’t admit I know………no, I won’t admit it………oh alright. I used to watch Puff N Stuff when I was little too. I don’t remember much of it though, does that count? Or is it showing old age memory loss??

  14. deb says:

    I’d say it done by someone who had one too many Budweiser’s with Clamato…

  15. Don in Tennessee says:

    At first I thought maybe voodoo!

    After further review I like this from the eyes –

    And I thought of this – WOOD you hug me today!

  16. Georgia says:

    First thought was “A tree hugger drew the mad face.”

  17. Robert says:

    That is hilarious

  18. TJ says:

    @Ed “If you were protesting, would you have a chainsaw???”

    A person might, if they’re protesting in one of those places where the upset loggers sometimes act like the KKK. (No MN for example)

  19. Local Montana Boy says:

    These are called Sawbuck Stumps. These trees were logged a hundred years ago, often in the winter (hence the high cut, due to the snow level) The cut was made lower in the tree and then a long plank was wedged in. One man stood on each side of the plank and the tree was sawer with a long, two-handled saw. Tremendous amounts of trees in this area were logged and floated down stream to use in the copper mines in Butte, Montana. Locals have been painting faces on these stumps for several decades, all around the Placid Lake area.

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