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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Held captive

I’ve taken several nice leisurely walks in the woods by our house with my camera this week. The fall weather has been glorious with just the right amount of rain. Going through the photos I took, I noticed that there was a theme running through some of them, hence my title for this blog entry.

First there are the trees. The vines wrap themselves around like greedy lovers that won’t let go.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

 

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

 

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


The leaves.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

 

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


The tree fungi (which I find particularly fascinating) also like to take prisoners. Since they grow so quickly and can appear overnight after a good rain, their prisoners-to-be are taken by surprise.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

 

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Let’s take a closer look at the one above. It has two prisoners—the branch and the vine which has been captured twice. I think the little slug is just visiting.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

 

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

 

Comments:

How yummy…reminds me of the Discovery Channel—Survivorman.  Lots more downed trees too, I was out there this morning and you can just feel the fall air. It’s great driving around the lake or Monksville. Held Captive…I’m sure you could find plenty of themes in those woods.

Where you thinking the fungi or slug looked yummy, Luke? Unlike our chicken mushroom of last year, these are definitely not edible!

i’m afraid that slug totally spoils the funghi pics for me

but i love the top pictures - and i love it when I find trees and vines that have done this.  The second picture is beautiful - it looks like a braid.

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