Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Torch

I came back to this jungle trail again this morning. It was really not a special day for me to make that choice. I think most of us may sometimes make spontaneous decisions. Aren’t we, and why not?

The trail was the same trail as before, it did not change just because of my return. Nobody changed after all these times. The jungle is reluctant to change without any change in the season. My tee shirt and short pants are perfectly good for the whole year long.

The jungle was still always eerie to the newcomer.

The bridge remained leading to a mysterious end to me.

By then, have we not changed at least for a little?

I had a new finding about the jungle during my hiking. Someone seemed to be burning this “blazing torch” last night. They danced with a spear on hand, and they danced with a skull hanging from the neck.

Dr. Jones was tied up and the woods were put into fire.

Woods were in fire. He needed help. He needed my help. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

By then, I had a new finding during my hiking. Dr. Jones was actually safe at home.

The "torch" was actually one of the nests of termite in the jungle.

27 comments:

George said...

That termite nest really does look like a torch. You have a good eye and made a wonderful capture. I'm glad Dr. Jones didn't need to rescued!

Kirigalpoththa said...

That is the eeriest termite nest I hav seen. Sure this trail has lots of surprises!

jeannette stgermain said...

Interesting nest -for someone who has never done it, the jungle looks like a world where there is always something new to find.

Also saw your post about the caves. I love to visit caves!

Diane AZ said...

I've never encountered anything like that nest in the desert! We have termites but the nests are usually underground. Your jungle is full of awesome surprises!

Tes said...

Very interesting story -teehee. That termite nest sure has an interesting shape! Yikes, though. Am sure Dr Jones is already safely home. :)

Icy BC said...

You have such a rich imagination, and it was fascinating to read your story..

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Strange and mysterious looking termite nest. The changes are there yet subtle. You know the trails so well Rainfield.

Ginnymo said...

You had me going at first Rain. That is so neat. looks just like a torch... Yikes! Lots of Termites there! I like your jungle pics. Mysterious for sure!

The Retired One said...

That termite nest is kind of creepy...but interesting! Thanks for showing it to us!

eileeninmd said...

Great post and I loved the photos. The termite nest doe slook like a torch. I enjoyed the story.

Meredith said...

The jungle is indeed mysterious and, to one not familiar with it, almost ominous. Glad to have you as my virtual guide. :)

That termite nest looks *exactly* like a torch. Great find!

Pacey said...

Hihihi...you are imaginative rain, and those jungle photos really look eerie!

Mike said...

rainfields I have not seen a termite nest so high. Here they tend to be mounds of earth on the ground. Unusual.

Misalyn said...

It really looks like a torch. I Love reading your story.

betchai said...

this is what i always like about reading your blog rainfield, i am always entertained and fascinated by your imagination.

Bengbeng said...

at first i was a little puzzled by your post but when i saw the shape of the nest i immediately understood

rainfield61 said...

George: I wear a pair of spectacles, that's why I have a good eye.

Kirigalpoththa: Not only the trail has lots of surprises, I hope my blog will give you surprises as well.

jeannette stgermain: Jungles and caves are myterious and amazing, they are my favourites.

Diane: If you start digging, you'll find wonder down inside. Let me know if you have done that.

Tes: I have received an email from Dr. Jones, he is safe. Not to worry.

Icy BC: Oh!!! Millions thanks to this.

Poetic Shutterbug: People now keeps asking me why no photo shooting today if I leave my camera in my backpack. They know me so well now.

Ginnymo: Hopefully my blog won't be 13SX just because of the mysterious trail.

The Retired One: Creepy, but interesting. It seems like reading the post is kind of turturing. LOL.

eileeninmd: I enjoy your comment.

Meredith: Me too, glad to have you as my virtual guest.

Pacey: Eerie, but interesting. If you like, I wish to take you there. Hehehehe...

Mike: I have met many nests of this type. They are either found along the trunk, or on top of the tree.

Misalyn: Let's the torch shines all your way going back to home.

betchai: You have given me a few punches of motivation.

Bengbeng: Luckily I have not confused you. Dr. Jones must be not as well.

VanillaSeven said...

Yikes to the termite hives!!!
I feel goosebumps even when looking at the picture!

Mei Teng said...

That's a huge nest of termites! Have never seen termite nest before.

AVCr8teur said...

Good imagination! You would make a good assistant to Dr. Jones to find the golden idol beyond the mysterious bridge.

Mabel Low said...

Wow... amazing! I've never seen such a termite nest before. Very nice capture ;D

Life Ramblings said...

the jungle looks so eerie. i'm getting goosebumps looking at the termite nest.

Ratty said...

I think you rushed in and saved Dr. Jones from that horrible fate. You're just pretending that it really didn't happen because you're being modest.

Cheryl said...

I must say the trail does look a little "eerie" to me, full of surprises I am sure!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my, the termite nest does look like a torch. It is a relief to find out that Indy was safely at home and in no danger this time.

Ayie said...

at first glance it really looks like a torch

Loshini said...

haha.. termite nest huh? oni seen them in my doorframes, never seen a 'wild' one b4. thanks for sharing!