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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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21 thoughts on “walking the enchanted forest

    1. I’ll have you know that the white knight is wearing his extra heavy duty fluffy winter coat – all 20 some pounds of it.
      The star, is of course one of my fused glass creations, wrapped with copper wire, I have them hanging in trees outside my studio, and inside the secret garden. Te other two pieces are fused glass called ribbons of hope, which I made to sell and I donated the proceeds to our local hospital, which provides free of charge – wigs and other head pieces to woman that have lost their hair during their battle with cancer. It was a rewarding effort.

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      1. Good for you — helping women with cancer! Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. As for the cat, I still think he’s been visiting the food bowl out of boredom but at least he still has enough energy for a good romp. Love the fused glass thingies hanging from the trees. Need to find some yard art to hang from some of my trees — something I could put together el cheapo.

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  1. It’s a cold and snowy day here in Michigan and you just transported me to a very magical place! Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful photos and creating such a peaceful and magical mood!
    Sending you buckets of blessings!
    Heather

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  2. Kim, this is… enchanting!! Beautiful photos and magical words. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks about fairies, nymphs, trolls and the like whilst out for a walk in the forest! Happy new year!

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    1. I can close my eyes and feel the magic bubbling all around me. There truly is a spot on our property that I can feel something different. I can feel spirits and know that I am not alone. It is a good feeling. I smile to think of the wee folk hiding under the fallen trees and leaves, invisible to us lesser beings. It is all in good fun. Happy 2014 to you!

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