Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Soggy Woodland Photos

"I hear you are looking for the White Wizard!"  We both took photos at the same moment!

The struggle for survival on the woodland floor.

Gorse bushes - pretty but don't get too close!

"One day I will be...

"just like YOU!"

They kept leaving my behind...

The White Wizard and a student who have just killed a tree (Ent?) with a ranging pole.

Spooky-looking fallen trees.

16 comments:

agg79 said...

Nice trail pictures. Would be interesting to see the same trail in the spring as comparison. And the White Wizard looks like he came prepared for the wet walk.

Rock Chef said...

Agg79 - I keep meaning to get the dogs out to these woods when the weather is good, so maybe there will be photos in a few months time. The White Wizard is never cold or wet...

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Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

So dark.... So damp. Yep, you have your very own Fanghorn Forest at your backyard.
Murderer or Ents, you. ;)

Rock Chef said...

Shadowthorne - it wasn't me, it was The White Wizard!

terri said...

Are those real holly leaves and berries? I don't think I've ever seen them except as Christmas decorations. And the Gorse bushes are pretty... but those must be dangerous spikes.

Love the way you've found some color among all of the brown stuff!

"Abby" said...

I keep scanning your photos, looking for Merlin. These are some really great shots. I can almost smell the damp woods from looking at them!

I've found that it's a good idea to bring a white wizard when exploring the woods.

Rock Chef said...

Terri - Yes, the holly and berries are real. I have not started faking shots yet :-) And you are right, do not fall into a gorse bush... One thing I love about the countryside in winter is the little signs that life still goes on.

Rock Chef said...

Abby - thanks - Merlin? I think he lives elsewhere. Both Cornwall and Wales claim him...

JeannetteLS said...

Ents are sneaky. I used to see them behind my house before I moved. They thought they fooled me when they would move a few inches one way or another, but I was onto them.

I'm new here. I just saw that you lost your daughter... I lost mine when she was 21. There is nothing in the world close to that.

Your photography is beautiful and the words make me smile. Adventure lies everywhere, doesn't it?

Rock Chef said...

Jeanette - Hi, good to see you and I am glad you like my photos. Spotting those Ents sneaking up was very clever - I can never seem to catch them :-)

Nothing close, you are so right...

tz said...

I wish holly grew around here, it's such a pretty plant...love the picture of the fallen tree

CiCi said...

The Gorse bushes look menacing.

You use your insight and humor to show the cute little holly plant who wants to grow up to be the big holly plant.

Rock Chef said...

TZ - Yes, holly is great. We have tried growing them in our front garden but with little success. One died and the other just stayed the same size for around 10 years!

Rock Chef said...

CiCi - yes, don't fight with a gorse bush, you will lose or at best have a Pyrrhic victory. Glad you liked the comments!

Rock Chef said...

CiCi - yes, don't fight with a gorse bush, you will lose or at best have a Pyrrhic victory. Glad you liked the comments!