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Whispers of the Forest....

Oftentimes when I do drive up to the area of Pollywog Ponds, the trails that go off into the woodsy areas, off of the main path, the high grasses and dense growth along the paths keeps me from taking those extra routes ... for many reasons. Wet knee-high grass, venomous snakes [copperheads, coral, and water moccasins], spider webs woven across the path from tree to tree, and wood ticks that are hidden in the grass!! So, when the paths ARE mowed by the city crews, I take advantage of it all, and walk through the medieval forest of calm and solitude. Sometimes, when I'm in there, alone, I let my imagination run wild... a knight in shining armor astride a black Andalusian, watching me in the thicket as his steed's breath creates a foggy mist; he follows me through the shadows! I listen to all sounds around me...sometimes I stop to search for critters...other times, just enjoy being alone in the woods!!!

Several days ago the trails were mowed down...This day, I was equipped with mosquito repellent!!  Off, I went.  I ventured through and walked the off trails through the woods where the paths were carpeted with fallen leaves and the sounds of silence beckoned me to enter, enter the days of yore on an adventure of the forest primeval...



The last photo, back out in the open, I look behind me where I had just walked...the open world again, and the interstate traffic beyond tells me my adventure is over.

My book of imagination closes....