A Walk in the Park

Posted on 8:32 AM by jr cline | 0 comments

It goes by several names: Wood Spirit, Wild Man, Savage Man, Woodwose.   Whatever you call it, the next time you are strolling through the woods, keep an eye out for one of these elusive creatures.
Most often glimpsed as a green man with leaves for his beard and hair, the Wood Spirit is said to be Lord of the Forest and Natural Things.  Seeing one is said to be quite a lucky thing, and European villagers used to go out on regular hunts, hoping to find a Wood Spirit to foretell the future of their village.

They are extremely strong. Wood Spirits can tear an opponent limb from limb and can tame any wild animal, including ferocious dragons and skittish unicorns. At the same time, they are gentle with the maidens, children, and men of good heart.

It is said that the forest will stand for as long as the Wood Spirit remains to keep order.   And if you're lucky enough to see one, health happiness, and good fortune will be yours.   However, that does not happen often.   Wood Spirits would rather see than be seen.   Most sightings are by children or by the pure of heart.

Wood Spirits have a delightful sense of humor. 
~ Author Unknown

Of course, you really don’t want to run into the dreaded Stone Mummy lurking in the rocks!

Taken at Hurricane Creek Park with an Alpha 700.
Post processed with CS3 and MS Office Picture Manager


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