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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....

26 comments :

  1. I would love to walk down those paths but I would probably be too chicken to go alone.

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    1. The only thing to really be concerned over would be the snakes!

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  2. You and i both live where their are mosquitoes year round. JOY. i have always loved knights in shining armor stories. i love yours to. one of my favorite books is titled Knight in Shining Armor and i have read it at least 4 times and a favorite movie is Ladyhawke and the horse the night rides is wonderful. search google images for horse in Ladyhawke movie.
    i was happy to read you don't go where danger is like snakes and spiders.

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    1. ...and they never tire of the same red meal...day after day!

      I liked that movie too.

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  3. How wonderful it is that you were able to take a stroll through the woods. I miss doing that! The imagination can really make one travel to a different world and yours worked well!

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    1. I like dreaming up some kind of scenarios on walks like this one. lol

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  4. It's a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing that walk with me. And thanks for the mosquito repellent, I needed that. :-)

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    1. Yep...y'need repellent all year long 'round here!

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  5. I am blessed too with miles of trails here at my new digs. 1800 acres with over 7 miles of trails. A bit nippy right now, but I enjoy the crisp clean air!! Blood starting to thicken!! I am an old skier from way back.

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    1. You were a skier? Hmmm. I did it once...broke ribs off a chair lift and never tried again. My cup of tea is by the fire at the ski lodge.

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    2. Yep, at this age... a hot todie would do (sp) !

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    3. There y'go! Sounds like a perfect ski trip to me.😊

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  6. How enchanting, how marvelous and intriguing these images are...you would suspect that little elves might live in those beautiful places. I am so happy that I made it to this spot on this day. Hugs~

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    1. Hi Mary!! I'm glad you decided to walk along with me...it's nice to have your company!! Elves...yes, that'd be fun as long as they're not too mischievous. lol

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  7. This looks like a gorgeous place. Nice and natural, the way I like it!

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  8. Oh, this takes me back to childhood...I either went by myself, well, me and the dogs, or if family member was there that wanted to go....we had so many places to play...adventure beckoned always. I so miss the place. So many places that was our playground now has changed hands and has houses on them. Even if we were there, we could not roam at will.

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    1. Yep, times change things all too quickly and as they say "You can never go home again".

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  9. Magical scenes. Thanks for sharing part of your walk with me.

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    1. I am happy to have you come along Ruth!

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  10. Such a pretty area! I can see how you could let your imagination run wild there.

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    1. ...as long as it IS imagination and not 'for real'. lol

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  11. My goodness! It does look like a gnarly old haunted forest! I think I might have been quite scared to go into it!

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    1. It just might be haunted....never been there in the dark...don't think I'd want to be either. lol

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  12. Always an interesting walk with you.

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