Lean against… and listen ~ Mushrooms and Dog Poo

April 2019
This time it is not for Wordless Wednesday
November 2014

And again another not so Wordless Wednesday where I lean against my story tree and listen to the storyteller. What might she have in store for me today

Lean against … and listen

I quote Kasey Mathews from the WANA group “Write to heal” for this writing prompt:

“With paper and pen, or computer handy, lean back in your chair, or against the wall, or a sofa etc., close your eyes and imagine you are sitting under a large tree with your back resting against the trunk. On the other side of the tree, a Storyteller has come to sit down and also rest against the tree trunk. With eyes still closed, just listen. Wait for the Storyteller to begin his or her story. When you hear it begin, simply write down all that you hear. “

Description for visually impaired readers: Meadow grass with a spiderweb in between

I walked into this web of spider creations.

Every tree was decorated with the delicate tangle of threads that the master weavers have birthed. And they, in turn, were decorated with filigree dew drops.
Never had I seen anything like it. Never had I seen so many spider webs in such a small space of forest.

The small footpath I wandered along was surrounded by dark to lighter green ferns. Not one of them was spiderless. I could not see all of them. Thank goodness.

Along the next corner, I could not see my car anymore when I turned around. There was only the lush green glimmer of leaves, ferns and bushes covered with the silver sparkle of dew covered spider webs. I felt like being in my worst nightmare knowing though I was in it. A conflicting feeling. Horrifying and at the same time magical.

The next minute I expected Sam and Frodo strolling towards me with a basket full of mushrooms inviting me to come along. There was a little fire in the clearing I had just left behind and Merry and Pippin cheering to see the basket full of penny buns.

In no time they had a pan on the fire with onions frying in it while Sam cleaned the buns and cut them into exact slices. Their earthy odour mingled with the delicious smell of frying onions.

Suddenly the smell changed though into something rather disgusting. Shocked I looked down at my feet. Frodo and his friends had vanished and I discovered this path was full of dog poo.

Description for visually impaired readers: Fly Agaric seen from top with dry leaves and acorns and little branches around it

This walk has actually happened a few weeks ago when I went mushroom hunting with my husband in a nearby forest. I just did not meet Frodo and his pals and neither did we find any mushrooms :-). But the spider webs were magical and the dog poo was all over the place. Therefore, we never went nor looked back…

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