I was driving down Territorial Highway north of Elmira when I passed by this filbert (hazelnut) grove. So dark and mysterious. It was a bright, beautiful late spring afternoon, but the thick covering of branches and emerging leaves blocked out most of the light. And this brooding, darkened grove stood caught my eye as a contrast to the brightness of the day and just beckoned to me to explore. I half expected to see some sort of mythical or mystical creatures of the woods scurrying about.