If you click on the picture it will take you to the page that I found this image on. It says…
This is part of a nature reserve which has been allowed to regain the original look and feel of an ancient forest. The entire area is completely covered with spongy moss (great for walking on).
The only sound to be heard is the rustling of the wind through the towering pines …and of course the occasional bird call.
Firstly I think it is great that they have allowed that to happen, normally a walk through the woods, whilst pleasant, means that you are walking over bare earth for the most part, sinewy tree roots tripping you up but this is different, a spongy moss, whilst still hiding those trip hazards must be a great experience especially if it is supposed to simulate an ancient woodland.
Secondly, that wind in the trees. It is such a mesmerizing sound do you not think, sometimes i sit out on one of our balconies when I am alone and I just listen, we have trees very close to the balconies and I love listening to that noise, the rustling of leaves, it is soothing.
What does the very term ancient woodland conjure up? Maybe back to the days of knights in armour, small bands of mounted troops galloping through the woods as depicted in any old classic Robin Hood movie, or maybe back even further? Dinosaurs perhaps. Or something in-between.
What I do know is that there is something magical about woodland; it’s as if you want it to be alive in a Lord of the Rings way, ancient acres of trees that have witnessed many things. It’s a great thought, comforting in a way.
I can imagine standing there, at that spot, in from the tree line where the sun beckons me out onto a small meadow, the deep rooted smell of the soil and moss invades the nostrils, birds twitter in the trees and insects buzz. Shall I go toward that meadow and bask in the sun or head deeper into the woods, lost in the shadows?
Do you get anything from this picture? Is it just a bit meh for you or do you find something rich and interesting in it? Please share your thoughts either way.