I first saw the Stick just before Christmas. Perhaps a recent rain washed it down to the road, maybe it fell off a car roof; in any case it was lying alongside the road partway up the hill to our home. It was quite distinctive - no bark, pale white and a bit twisted. I decided it was there for me, so I was trying to figure on a good way to get that Stick. The road by the Stick is equally twisty, so a hasty stop with 4way flashers was not advisable! Fortunately a turnout was nearby so today I had enough daylight to park & safely walk back to where the Stick patiently waited.
The Stick was longer and heftier than I suspected, but I picked it up and jogged back to the car. It did not quite fit so I had to tie down the tailgate while the Stick jutted out the back. Once home I took its picture and leaned it against the house. What a fine Stick I have!
What's next for the Stick? I am not sure. I could whittle it down to a walking-Stick or use it as part of a Significant Construction. Or it could just prop up vegetables in this year's garden. Something tells me that Stick is destined to be special though. We shall see! :-)