Let’s indulge in a little whimsy when you read this today!
Do you know these lyrics?
If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise
If you go down in the woods today, you’d better go in disguise
For every bear that ever there was will gather there for certain
Because today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic.
(“Teddy Bears’ Picnic”, with lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy and music by John Walton Bratton)
These lyrics came to mind when I began writing this post because I wanted to share a little known secret treehouse hideout in the woods with you.
Hubby, Horatio and I were so taken by it when I came across it during our walk today through some very quiet woods where we were the only ones there. Maybe the teddy bears were hiding amongst the nooks and crannies of this wood because we saw none.
I’m sure that you must know the retort, “Curiosity killed the cat!” Well, just look at what Horatio is doing below.
Horatio and I enjoyed peeking into the tree house, and I noted just how beautifully its walls had been woven together with live moss-green branches.
As we said a fond farewell to this captivating hideaway, evening sunlight flooded through the leafy woodland canopy, creating rods of slashing rays that surrounded the treehouse reminding me of the protective qualities of a portcullis.
Where were the teddy bears? Had they finished their picnic? And, I wonder whether this little treehouse with its beautifully sawn trunk-table is where they gather round for tea parties when it rains or snows?
As we left the woods, we saw another wooden structure that reminded us of its magical qualities. Take a look below. What do you think it is?
Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’