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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Forest Images

Once upon a time,
went for a carriage ride in the forest

I knew I was on the right track,

A heart-shaped mossy rock!:

And a lovely pair of Flag Iris beside a wishing pool:

I think this one granted me three wishes:

And remember the baby ferns I showed you a few blogposts back?
in this magical forest,
they were already grown up:

And the good luck
even paid me a visit:

We chatted a bit,
and then he said he had to fly off
Ater all, he had other people
to visit that day, too:

We ended our trip by selling our souls to the Devil.


Wait a minute.

That wasn't the Devil.

Silly ME.

It was the Devil's Paintbrush!:

We agreed to go back again soon.

Because, as you know....
the enchantment doesn't end
in the forest.


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Brian Miller said...

oh wow. that heart shaped rock is fabulous...beautiful...and of course i love the dragonflies...

Wanda..... said...

I'm the moss covered heart-shaped rock!

Biana said...

Beautiful pictures! I love your story too, I hope it was a happy ending ;)

DJan said...

The iris picture (the one with the water behind) is particularly lovely, Joan. But the mossy heart is beautiful, too. Oh, heck! They are ALL great. As usual. :-)

The Retired One said...

Brian: I loved that heartshaped rock too! Dragonflies are amazing, aren't they?

Wanda: me too! Some folks find heart shaped things all over the forest and put them in their blogs too.....I don't find too many so I loved catching this one.

Biana: It is always a happy ending out there in nature. ha

DJan: Thanks so much....nature gives these to me on a silver platter. Luckily!

L. D. said...

I really like the trails along the North Shore at the different rest areas or state parks. The trail down off of Cascade Falls has scenes like these. Great shots.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Joan, Love that 'heart' rock.... the moss covering it is gorgeous... All of your other photos are great also. I especially love the Fern photo--due to the lighting.

Love the Devil's Paintbrush.. What a gorgeous color.


dreamwalker said...

I think this is my favorite set of photos!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful photos.
Love 'em.

VaBookworm87 said...

What a cool rock!!! It's so pretty! What an awesome find :oD

Shelley said...

This would make a beautiful photobook story! Loved this!! LOL at the devil comment!

Anonymous said...

I envy you your outdoor time! Did I already say that once recently??? Very enchanting!

Linda said...

I just posted a link to your site on Pioneer Woman's Ree Drummonds photo contest. A commenter (#3) stated she wished there was a photo contest for amateurs. Hope she finds you and joins in the fun this month.

Resigned said...

What a delightful adventure you went on ! The heart shaped rock is awesome.

SquirrelQueen said...

I am enchanted by your story and beautiful photos. The heart shaped mossy rock is a fabulous find!

My photo will be coming to you soon, as usual I'm trying to decide between two photos.

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful photos. I liked them all but especially the heart-shaped rock.

RNSANE said...

Your magical forest is wonderful as are all your beautiful photos.

Ann said...

I loved the Devils Paintbrush. What a beautiful color.

The Retired One said...

L.D.: Thanks so much.

Betsy: Ahhh, is so nice for you to leave such encouraging comments on all of my photos all the time.

Dreamwalker: Ahhh, shucks...(blushing). Thanks.

Writing: Thanks.

VaBookworm: It sure was..I hardly ever find nature made heart shaped anythings. ha

Shelley: I would LOVE to write children's books and put photos to them. Shall we go into business together? Scout would be perfect in some stories.ha

Cathy: I haven't gotten out HALF as much as last year because we have been renovating the house across the street from us as a Guest House. We are almost done (whew!)

Linda: What a sweet thing to do, thanks so much. Don't you just LOVE her blog???? She gets a zillion readers!

They call me: Ahh, thanks so much.

SquirrelQueen: Thanks so much for your entry!!

Thesouthernlady: Thanks so much.

RNSane: Wow, what a nice compliment!

Ann: I love their bright orange too.

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