As I was walking in the woods last night, my eye caught on this magical setting. A downed log covered in mosses, forest litter, and the bright red leaves of a dwarf dogwood. Can you see wood fairies peeking out from behind the fungus inside the cavity? I took a couple of photos and tiptoed away.

“A lady, with whom I was riding in the forest, said to me, that the woods always seemed to her to wait, as if the genii who inhabit them suspended their deeds until the wayfarer has passed onward: a thought which poetry has celebrated in the dance of the fairies, which breaks off on the approach of human feet.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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