Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mossy Castle - Guest Heart Thursday

When Mom was a little girl the old growth trees were harvested leaving bare brown hills and the canyon.  But over the years, nature restored its beauty with a passion.  Huge fir and cedar trees were already in place when my siblings and I played on the wide tops of those huge old growth stumps.  They became imaginary castles.  Leaning from the largest stump, grasping the limber branches of the vine maple bowing overhead, we would swing across the small trickling stream. Ah, what adventures we had!

Now these stumps are covered with moss and delicate with age.  The bare feet of childhood's past would not be able to step here.  Can you find the large mossy heart on the side of the stump?

I find a sort of unearthly beauty about the grace of the mosses and fern one finds in the lands near The Abandoned.

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.

WARNING: If you visit The Abandoned, be sure to get permission from the owner, or caretaker before you come, otherwise you risk getting arrested for trespassing.


LauraX said...

You have an uncanny eye for spotting hearts Beth...the love of the Universe abounds!

Clytie said...

Ah the memories of childhood, eh, sissie? I remember those castle-stumps ... and the woods that we played in ... We were so lucky to have such a kingdom ... and such wonderful people around us who encouraged our artful fantasies!

SquirrelQueen said...

Places like this would be an exciting playground for a child and maybe adults as well. I do see the heart, great find.

Dani said...

It's great heart find.


Inger-M said...

I love those moss covered forests and the hearts you can find there!