Rooting Around . . . or Trees #2

Roots 1

The beginning . . . or Orpheus-wise, looking back

When I was a child (in age as well as in mind), I used to believe that fairies lived in beech trees, and gnomes lived in these moss-covered mounds (it’s actually a woodbank anciently raised to define a lord’s estate). So I guess I’m entering a magical fairyland. It certainly looks like it.

Roots 2

the arching roots of a grand old tree

See that swing? Well it’s visually deception. I couldn’t reach it.
Guess it’s intended for the big folk.

Roots 3

our roots are exposed . . . (so many feet causes so much erosion

Interesting patterns but this stretch of path was a nightmare to walk

Roots 4

roots . . . like a supporting hand

Sturdy roots, eh . . . offering shelter to the passing wood-elf

Roots 5

no moss , . . no homes for ghomes

Another woodbank . . . but it seems recent decades of torrential have washed the soil away.

Roots 6

a green passage . . . a capturing into fairyland . . . or a release

Well, there’s only so many trees a person can consume and I don’t want you suffering indigestion. No doubt I’ll post another batch before summer’s end.

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8 Responses to Rooting Around . . . or Trees #2

  1. Judy says:

    All beautiful! The second tree looks like it is walking off somewhere on its own.

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    • crimsonprose says:

      I took several shots of that one and couldn’t decide which to use. But the comment of the ‘big folk’ was the decider. From start to finish, that day’s walk was packed with tree-magic.


  2. Brian Bixby says:

    No wonder the fairies and gnomes don’t show up in your pictures: you’re composing still lifes. 😉

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    • crimsonprose says:

      Nay! That’s an illusion. The speed of the shutter eliminates the rustle of leaves. And as for the butterflies, they, like the birds, are camera shy. But there are worms, centipedes and earwigs. Not to mention a plethora of beetles. Definitely isn’t ‘still life’. Besides, one could hardly describe trees and their accouterments as inanimate objects. Just cos they’re rooted . . . I would say grounded. Maybe that’s why I like them in this chaotic, rapid-change world.

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      • Brian Bixby says:

        I’m off to a park for an early solstice celebration, and will keep these pleasant ideas in mind while glancing at the nature around me.

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      • crimsonprose says:

        Enjoy the celebrations . . . but not so much you don’t notice the nature! Myself, that day I’m off for a hike (oh how unusual). Until then I’m drawing a map. Something else that might earn the comment of ‘Oh, how unusual!’

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  3. Judy says:

    Have fun in the woods! I am here at my parents and the weather is a tad gloomy. But it is Father’s Day and nice to be here.

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