The hedges break like covers pulled back and both I and the valley are simultaneously exposed. I gasp and the Valley seems to hold its breath for an instant. Branches, leaves, birds, and fresh ears all incline towards me.

I feel a gaze fall on me knowing and steadfast. I would not have found this place if it did not want to be found. Yet watchful eyes make for good manners.

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Vast hedges stretch up, like green giants flanking the path, and the sky seems far away.

Catching glimpses of the groundw through the reaching leaves, I spy miniature ferns and moss lining small stone paths patterned with tiny wet foot prints.

I'm not the only one walking in the valley today. A bridge draws near and I am almost in the valley.

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I happened upon this sign in a quiet pocket of a lakeside Seattle neighborhood.

Hey this mastodon experiment is working pretty well

@iraantlers it's called treasure-flipping

Better sit your ass on a toadstool when you do, cause the land of whimsy just went hyperbolic

@soupystars @mgnanimous @iraantlers @MaryZoso @EK_Menw

Have you heard of steam distillation? I've seen setups for extracting scented oil from plants for as little as $100.

W̷̢̢͎̭͓̱͇̥͆͒͋͐̍͛̕̚̕͜ȩ̶̻̰̗͚̗̮̹̝́́͂̍̌̉̈͘͠ ̸͍̣̆̊̎̄è̵̳̈́́͂͛̊̈́͊̉m̴̝͉̥̜͗̈̕b̵͈̜̾̔̏́͆̌́̕̚a̴̛͆̈́̆͛͒̂͗̽ͅr̶̯̐̂̎́̚͝k̶̡̢̥̩̫̤̤̯̬̀̆̀̊̐̏͒̚͠ ̶̢͓̼̬͈̙̜̈́o̷̹͍̍̎̔̕͠n̷̝̦̟͂̌ ̶̭̜̰͓̂̏͛̆͘͝a̶̙͓͕̭͕̟̳̣͂̋ ̴͇̲͉̐͊̈́̿g̴̮̓l̸̪͚̀́͐ỏ̶̥̻̙̠̝̬̼͒r̸̨͇̖͖̞̦͇̮̿̆͂͝i̴͕͕͋̋̂̓̂͊̂͝ǫ̶̳͔̻͛̽͊̈́̐͛̓ǘ̴̞̗̘̗̫̜̦̯͍̅̐s̸̳͍̈̓̊̍̐̊̃ ̷̡̘̇̂̄̂͋̎̑̚͝j̵͍́̎͒͑́̆̿͆̌ó̸͖̞̻̹̺̝͙̽̔ú̷̗̥͉̲͚̭̼͇͒͑́̂̕ŗ̴̹̗͎̳̠͗̍͗͛͜n̵̟̟̳̦̲̘͑́͗̔̓͆͒̍̅ę̷̛̞̱͔͖̇̌̽̎̈̌͛̇y̸̗͖̜͆̄͐

@iraantlers yes! I love Django he can dance on the strings

A favorite is lime house blues

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@iraantlers it was a pascua yaqui deer dancer. I remember seeing him on Easter which is a hybrid holy day for the Yaqui who bear Christian conversion by missionaries yet retain components of their indigenous religion

I once met a being looking much like this a
who danced a sacred ceremony.

Who does it remind you of?

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