As I hike, I let my imagination run wild. Actually it is running wild whether I’m hiking or folding clothes fresh from the line, or sitting at my desk trying to do my Spanish homework! But on my hikes, the various tree roots that I encounter are often the subject of my fantasies. Here’s one: a Lichen Covered Root Monster. I don’t have a scientific name for him yet, but I do know that he, at some point in his former life, *did* breathe fire.
About Brenda Clements Jones
Brenda is a certified Virginia master naturalist, does volunteer work for The American Chestnut Foundation, is an amateur astronomer and a devoted fan of Mother Nature. She lives in a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Shenandoah National Park, and hikes up to the higher elevations of her mountain every day so long as weather allows. Her constant hiking companions are two cameras that capture nature as it unfolds through the seasons. It’s her goal to share the natural world around her through her photographs.