What in the weird woods is going on here? Just the outline of this tree is enough to inspire the heebie-jeebies in us: a half-dead tree looming over in the middle of a hazy forest, never mind the sticks and stones that have been placed there to resemble a skeletal face.
Why turn to horror films to scare yourself silly when you can just take a walk in the woods and find something as ominous as this? We don’t know about you guys, but if we found this while hiking in the forest, we’d probably run as fast as we could to get away.
In the middle of a modest forest, there stands this touching memorial for a dearly departed tree that once stood in this very spot. Whether you have nurtured a sapling from its earliest days or recently formed a bond with a mature tree, there is something about trees that leaves an indelible impression.
While they grace our lives with their presence, we hold them dear, and when they depart, we keenly feel their absence. Trees beautify our environment and improve our mental health while giving us oxygen to breathe. So, with everything trees do for us, it's no wonder someone made this tribute to show their appreciation.
Tucked away in the woods of Pennsylvania, someone stumbled upon this striking mushroom with an intense purple color. This thistle purple mushroom kind of looks like something you’d find in Alice's Magical Wonderland. The violet mushroom can be found amongst the leaves of coniferous and deciduous woodland during late summer and autumn.
Unfortunately, eating this type of mushroom will not alter your physical stature and might even be poisonous! Mushrooms of all kinds have become incredibly popular, so caution should definitely be taken when spotting these. Differentiating between edible and poisonous mushrooms can be challenging, as some toxic varieties closely resemble safe ones.
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.