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11 October 2009

Goblin Forest in Twilight Land

On our recent vacation to the Olympic Peninsula I was treated to a vista containing every hue of green. Moss and mushrooms, trees and ferns grew in an almost infinite profusion. Trees grew recklessly and would topple over only to become part of the mossy carpet.

moss covered young tree

The strongest trunks would survive in broken and twisted shapes giving the forest an eerie feel.

twisted tree trunk

This was the land of Twilight, the recent publishing phenomenon of vampire love. According to the popular series vampires chose this forest to live and hunt because it is so dark and dim.

rain forest twisted tree

To step off the foot path was treacherous. The forest floor yielded when stepped upon. Moss covered the broken floor so effectively that you could not tell if there was firm footing or an empty space yawning below, ready to swallow any unsuspecting soul.

spider web

twisted tree roots

The gloomy atmosphere gave our imagination room to roam. Who knows what lurks behind those distorted trunks or in those dark crevices? If vampires do roam this is the perfect hide away.



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29 comments:

  1. These are just amazing, Julie. Well done!

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  2. This is indeed beautiful.
    God The creator And we The discoverer.

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  3. I could get lost in woods like these - gladly. Beautiful shots.

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  4. Oh, how beautiful! I adore this photos.

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  5. It is intriguing and scary at the same time. The spider web is awesome!

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  6. Julie,
    These are so eerie and beautiful! I love them. They make me want to go there!

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  7. Beautiful photos! One of the reasons I love living here in the Pacific Northwest is the forests and experiencing the mystical beauty all around!

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  8. Love the tree root picture.....you can just imagine a light mist hovering over those roots..

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  9. Spiders creep me out, but that is an awesome shot of the spider web!

    Keep them coming!
    --Harold
    http://myworldthruthelens.blogspot.com

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  10. Love the spider web, Julie. Great shots.

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  11. Gorgeous photos, Julie--great web and moss shots! The first photo looks like a crane or some exotic bird to me! I love the NW rainforest!
    Laurie
    http://madebyswirlygirl.blogspot.com

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  12. Did you get to Lake Crescent. When I had planned my trip I was going to stay at the Lake Crescent Lodge. Really appreciate you sharing your photos

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  13. I especially love the spider web photo, with the sun hitting just the right places. So beautiful!

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  14. The spider web and the tree trunk are awesome shots!

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  15. amazing photoes, thanks for sharing and go on

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  16. Thanks so much. I spent awhile just looking at the multitude of spider webs looping through the trees and covered in dew. It was a sight to behold!

    Joe, We did get to Lake Crescent and checked out the lodge. It was a lovely area. We did not stay there though.

    Cheers!

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  17. These are so cool! I love the trees and roots, and what an awesome spider web! Wonderful shots!

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  18. omg,that is so beutiful picture..

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  19. This looks like a magical place...more so than for vampires but I imagine at dusk and dawn could prove to be quite eerie. Fabulous shot of that spider web!

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  20. Wow what a place to visit! Great pictures!

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  21. The spider is nice! The wood is magical!

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  22. The roots photo is an example of what was growing everywhere. Did you know that the Pacific Northwest has the only temperate rain forest in the world!

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  23. the spider web is amazing, perfect macro!

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  24. I was going to say the web photo looks like my favorite of these.

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  25. Are you sure this was not the set piece for Lord of the Rings?

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  26. wow love these photos amazing tree and the spider web is so creepy. LOVE IT

    keep up the great work

    miss ciixxx

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