walking the enchanted forest

The sun is bright and warm on this winter day.

My legs are gaining strength, my steps a little more sure.

My hand not so steady with the camera, yet there is progress.

That Cat suggested we take a walk together in the enchanted forest to look for buried treasure.

Out past the Gargoyle that doesn’t divert water; but chases away evil spirits.

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Down the mossy path.

That Cat pauses to contemplate should we go left?

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Or right?

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A quick look back to make sure I am following.

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We come upon the home of a wood troll.

 At first it appears to be vacant.

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Then briefly we see the eyes of the troll peep out from inside.

 Just as quickly they are gone.

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The mossy path is covered in Holly berries.

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Follow the berries to the home of the fey.

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Here is the spot where the forest spirits speak the loudest.

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I hear the scurry of little feet, as they take refuge in the fallen tree.

Overhead a bird of prey makes their presences known.

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A fallen tree is home to many types of moss.

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Oh how I wish for a steady hand and my macro lens.

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Deeper into the forest where the shadows are longer, a coating of ice remains on the drinking hole, where the wood nymphs gingerly cross.

We emerge from the shadows,  where we see a sparkling star shining in the sunlight.

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In the cracks between slate oh so tiny mushrooms grow.

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A single powder puff-ball of moss.

Ivy drapes down the trunk of a tree, where the fairies weave their way in out, leaving behind a trail of magic.

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Angelic blessings abound.

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A treasure is found.

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Our walk in the Enchanted forest comes to an end.

We stop to rest on the bench.

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Where That Cat watches the rapid approach of the white knight.

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The magical journey in the enchanted forest is over, until next time.

See you later,

Bye!

Kim

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