Even if you’re one of those people who have seen it all, we think you’ll appreciate this striking visual. While these trees look nothing like Truffula trees, these strange growing roots kind of look like something we’d see in a Dr. Seuss book about an enchanted forest! But what are they exactly?
While the growth exhibited in this neck of the woods is strange, we weren’t sure if this photo was real or not. Well, turns out it is! Apparently, this is rough-stalked Feather-moss, and due to their specific needs, they can be found growing tree saplings in a damp woodland area.
In some places, coins are tossed into fountains by people hoping for a wish. But in other parts of the world, coins are pressed into trees for the very same reason. These wish trees have become increasingly popular, with daytrippers pressing coins into trunks as offerings before making a wish.
You don't see them often, but these kinds of “wishing trees” are a strange blend of nature and manufactured metal. They represent a tradition that dates back hundreds of years ago when people felt that making an offering would help cure an illness. Why not plant a flower or a tree instead!?
A Bottle Full of Moss
In this treasure trove of strange discoveries, someone was walking in the woods when they found this: a bottle. But this bottle isn't just any ordinary bottle; it's a bottle full of moss. This glass bottle is basically a miniature masterpiece of biology that fuses leaves with moss and dirt.
We can't help but marvel at the artistry behind this tiny terrarium. How had it come to rest here, nestled among nature? Perhaps it was the result of a whimsical creation by a fellow nature enthusiast or an accidental gift from the winds that carried it to this secluded spot.
If you've seen the delightful Disney movie "Pocahontas," (and who hasn't!?), then you'll remember Grandmother Willow, the sentient weeping willow tree who served as a kind of mentor and guide to Pocahontas. In the movie, she was depicted as being an ancient and wise figure, making this tree all the more special!
Although we must say, this version of Grandmother Willow looks a little bit scary... Like if there was an alternative version of the film that was geared toward more mature audiences who were looking for a more thrilling movie. With branches that big, we certainly wouldn't want to get on her bad side.
Beware of the Zombies
If you’re undeterred by creepy signs like this, then you’re in luck! Here's one that would make most people run for the hills, but not everyone is going to let a sign like this stop them from exploring the woods, right? No, siree, we're here to make the most of our trek...
Nothing says outdoor fun like running for your life! Signs are there for a reason, so if you do decide to wander beyond this warning sign, bear in mind that there are many threats you need to watch out for; these could include both natural-occurring obstacles and those unearthly characters that look like zombies...