Peevish Pen

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Another Wild Woods Walk

Last Friday, Anita came from Roanoke and Claudia and her dogs came from down the road to join me and my dogs on some explorations around a couple of my farms. Every good walk starts with a visit to the creek. Both Maggie and Penny love water:

We saw a lot of faces in the woods:

Here's a closer look:

This one's kind of a one-eyed face, or maybe the blue eye is actually a smile:

And this one looks like the profile of someone eating something. Or else, hiding inside, there's a small woman with a high bouffant and a long nose.

See the beady little eyes on this ground-level face? The moss gives it a Princess Leia hair-do:

And this one seems to have bugged-out eyes and a long nose (and maybe a row of spare eyeballs).

We saw more than faces. The tangle in this picture is actually a humongous grapevine. Notice the green chair just behind the fallen log? That'll give you an idea of the size of this thing:

And this tangle was just sort of interesting;

You never know what you'll see on a walk in the woods.

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Blogger CountryDew said...

Ah, a lovely jaunt. Certainly a time to remember, faces and all!

12:06 PM  

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