The Forest Primeval

the runes of the gatekeeper's daughter

Time flies by and I fear I will always be behind from now on, but, I have a few things for you. This was my submission to Leanne’s Monochrome Madness this week.

Our west coast forest floors are laden with the ancient fern while giant fir trees keep the sky from collapsing. Ferns, cycads and tree ferns have been around for  300 million years since they first sprang up in the savage paleozoic garden.

In the Devonian period, some trees grew to over 30 meters. Dinosaurs didn’t arrive until the mesozoic era and flowers only came into being during the cretaceous period but insects had already appeared (Devonian) and often grew  to a meter long although they may have been wingless for a further mere 100 million years. Some arachnid ancestors (spiders) had 6 inch legs. They would definitely have been unwelcome guests at a picnic.

dragonflies have been around for eons and may have grown…

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Author: Ann

Writer, traveler, and cancer fighter. Get out there and live life!

3 thoughts on “The Forest Primeval”

    1. Cybele, I think most of us feel like we live behind all the time! It’s great to hear from you. We are certainly excited about the safari. It’s been a life-long dream of mine to see these animals in the wild. Have a wonderful summer!

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