The forests have many overturned trees. Some are young trees which have toppled in the wind, crashing to the ground or into other trees. Sometimes old trees have rotted out and toppled in the wind. The bigger trees take much of the topsoil around the root system with them when they fall.
Over time, the soil around the roots dries out and falls or washes off the roots.
On our recent hike around the John Hogg Trail, my husband and I saw some of those exposed roots from huge old trees which had fallen to the forest floor. Such a setting stirs our imaginations to work overtime. On this trail, there was a dragon, if we were quick enough to catch a glimpse of him.
He has a good disguise.
You can only see him if you catch him from a certain angle.
I happened to capture him once on camera but he was wily and hid himself well despite my best effort to catch him from different angles.
My husband was not able to photograph him despite numerous attempts.
Can you see him?