The witch who lives in my woods

Right behind my garden, way out past the hosta garden, by the creek that leads to the woods there's a place somewhere out there from which tales can be spun...


...Silly, fanciful, mysterious and creepy tales and fairytale dreams live there....  I remember the day I found this place...


Sweaty and parched after planting a new flowerbed, I walked over to the edge of the garden after a raven.  The raven flew into the woods, then waited for me perched on a stump.  Mesmerized by this creature, I followed him, but when I reached the stump where the raven waited, he spread his wings and — blink — vanished before my eyes... or so I thought.  


I was about to turn back to the garden when all of a sudden, overhead, a cackle was heard.  I looked up, and there he was, eyeing me from atop a privet tree!  The raven spread his wings and flew to another branch, always waiting, as if making sure I was following him... and this time I did followed him...   up the Golden Ragwort paths through the woods I followed him... 



Twisting this way here, going this way there...


Stomping and stumbling on twigs and fallen branches...


Bending this way 'round the wild Eglantine... 


The Sweet-briar and the Pasture Rose, common in thickets 'round here...


I kept walking, following the raven as he flew and waited and sang his crackled song atop the lower branches, always waiting for me, until I finally saw it... a shack beneath a twisted live oak tree all tangled up in wild roses... tall trees above me swayed gently with breezes and sunlit filtered brightly though the treetops, and beyond that... nothing but empty, leaden skies...


This was a bad omen, I thought.  And indeed it was!  But then, it was already too late... a faint cackle taunted me in the distance and I just knew right there and then I was standing on forbidden ground... what to do... oh what to do? Run, wait for the witch?  Perhaps wake up from a bad dream???



    

2 comments:

Luna Crone said...

I missed this entry!

Fiddle-sticks!

Me-thinks my Blogger Update may not be working, all the time.

Well, I just have to check for myself. And not just follow what the Update tells me.

Gentle hugs,
Luna Crone

CIELO said...

Thanks for coming by Ms. Luna

cielo