Giants and other woodland sculptures

‘Whoever shall this trumpet blow,
Shall soon the giant overthrow,
And break the black enchantment straight;
So all shall be in happy state.’

~ From Jack the Giant Killer, the English fairy tale version

The photos in this post are from my Quail Hollow hike a few weeks ago.  I realized this morning that I had not finished sorting through the images I brought home with me via the camera.  When I saw these two trees lying on the forest floor on the carpet of green, I immediately thought of a felled giant.

We are sailing into the Doldrums of late January which eventually leads to the February Funk.  The day has been gray and dull.  Cold, but without the benefit of snow to play in.

The ground is too soggy and boggy for hiking.

So it’s kind of nice to go back a little and look at photos from a sunny day.

They say Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues.  I’m thinking it’s time to get a little wild.  Do something new.

I don’t think I’ll be skydiving or bungee jumping anytime soon, but I do think it’s time to move out of my comfort zone a little.  Have some fun.  Escape the Doldrums.

Thanks for joining me here in the Bogs today.  Don’t let the cloudiness get you down.  I’m sure there’s some fun to be found.  We just have to make an effort and look around.  (Excuse the unintentional rhyming.  I didn’t notice it until I previewed the post and then thought, “oh, why not?”  It’s fun and silly.  Do it.)

17 Comments on “Giants and other woodland sculptures”

  1. Trees are so lovely–even fallen and without their leaves. Great photos, Robin.

  2. cfbookchick says:

    The fifth photo looks as though a river of leaves is flowing over it! This set is almost a story book, my friend!

  3. Dana says:

    I agree– so nice to see sunshine on such drab days. It’s grey and dark up here on the lake– feels like evening but it’s only 2 o’clock!

  4. I’m one of those people who is affected by the lack of sun. We finally had some sun today–it’s been cloudy since last Friday! I like how you phrased the January Doldrums to the February Funk. I hope I can make it through.

  5. That second picture of the trees is fascinating – like a play structure.

  6. mimo khair says:

    beautiful photos, so much to see in the patterns

  7. yeah, get out there and do something wild, you!

  8. Kel says:

    what an interesting new blog header photo

  9. Nice rhyming today:) If you do something new, I hope you keep your camera with you, I’d love to see the photos! xo Smidge

  10. TBM says:

    Ah I miss the woods!

  11. cidnlars says:

    Nice shots! I agree, winter blues are a beast. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you to get some sunshine soon!

  12. Bo Mackison says:

    Such rich tones. And yes, trees are certainly the giants of the forest.

  13. Carla says:

    Looking forward to hearing your wild plans!

  14. giselzitrone says:

    Wunsderschön Grüsse lieb und wünsche einen schönen Nachmittag Herzlicher Gruss Gislinde.

  15. Robin says:

    Thank you so much everyone for all of your lovely comments. 🙂

  16. Cmsmith says:

    It does take a lot of time to organize and sort through photos. Then when you edit them it can really eat up the minutes, as I suspect you know. You do a great job.

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