Today we ventured forth into the woods. The trek is not far from our back door and I had a desire to visit the trees. Even in the barren month of March, the woods can entice us with what at first appears a stark beauty, but on closer inspection, beneath the crispy layer of leaves and lush moss, we find a lovely secret world.
I love moss. Such a variety of shapes and shades of green, so soft to the touch, a lovely little carpet to cushion the feet of the little creatures who surely must dwell in these secret places.
I am sure a little shrew must do his gardening right outside this door
This is a perfect place for a little squirrel to hide from the rain, nap and dream
When I saw this secret doorway ( which looks like a hand holding the earth) I wondered who lived inside. I removed some leaves to take a peek and there was a tiny blue lizard! Unfortunately, the photo I took was blurred, I wanted you to see him! He just sat there and stared at me, as if to say" Tea is not till three, please come back then!"
This wonderful stump was covered in shades from aqua to lime, how marvelous it would be in an illustration!
Every where I look, I imagine little blue and red doors, which lead up and down long twisty stairways and tunnels. Heaven only knows how many families live beneath, within and atop these trees.
You just never know what you will see when you travel the woods and visit with the trees. Perhaps, if you look very closely and use your wonderful imagination...
You will see one of those twisty stairways...
winding up the side of a Tulip tree,