Friday, February 03, 2017

Quiet but Perfect


During warmer months I spend time disappearing into the green woods of the eastern American woodlands. The rain is abundant and trees, shrubs, and ferns are full and lush. They tempt you off the path and into the fantasy world just beyond the rays of the sun where the verdant shadows are most intimidating and most seductive. The impossible feats of magic are possible here.  The exotic that makes you gasp is just beyond that line of young honey locust trees, and if you walk very quietly, shhh, you might not scare the wood stream orchid that has emerged today.  The hollow thunk is just the woodpecker at lunch on that huge fallen oak.  The pungent smell is the earth moving in her sleep.  That warm air is just the breath of the doe watching you  secretly from behind the trees.

 The photo above was posted years ago.  Can you see the deer deep into the center of the photo below the distant light?  I took this photo and did not know she was there.



8 comments:

joeh said...

Only saw him when you told me where he was.

ellen abbott said...

love your description. I wish I had some woods like that nearby. around here the wild woods are full of poison ivy.

Studio Maywyn said...

Great catch!

Marie Smith said...

I didn't see it until I enlarged the photo. It's well hidden. Beautiful description.

Jenny Woolf said...

Wonderful to spot the hidden deer. I suppose he was watching you to see what you were going to do next!

Mage said...

Just such a rich image. Real depth. :)

Red said...

What a descriptions! You can see smell, touch and hear this forest.

messymimi said...

Neat phtot! They always know where we are, don't they?