Friday, March 1, 2024

King Kong, Fact or Fiction?

 
Well, we all know there is a King Kong because we watched the movie when we were kids.


But I'm more likely to see Bigfoot in the forest around here.

I have heard crashing around in the woods and underbrush but that would probably be caused by a black bear.



I spotted this sweet little forest gnome on this hike.

You can see it was hard to spot on the top of a big boulder.


When I finished my hike in the diggings near SR 200 I got to watch a Brown Thrasher digging for worms and insects.


He was scattering the leaves and having a fine time.


I stood very still and watched him.


So what does this post have to do with King Kong?


I found the jungle where he lives.


It's been a long time since I watched the movie but these big boulders made me think of King Kong and glance over my shoulder when I heard a noise.


This one was a big as a house!


What would you rather see....or hear in the forest?


an imaginary monster

 I guess we all like the sounds of bird song best!

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

  and Mosaic Monday HERE !  

44 comments:

Tom said...

...wow Diane, thank for taking my on this exciting adventure. Never lose your imagination!

Caroline said...

Beautiful bird in the leaves. Have a nice weekend !

Annie said...

I'd just like to hear birds.. no bigfoot!! I think they are real and I have no desire to ever meet one.
We hear black bear thundering around here too. They make a lot of nose clomping through the pines.

Lea said...

A fun post!
Great photos of the Brown Thrasher!
Have a wonderful weekend!

MadSnapper said...

I don't go in woods alone, although another person would not do much good if it was a bear. yesterday our local news posted a photo of a very large and beautiful cougar out at Duette, he was captured on the trail cam. that is only 144 miles from you, and if we have them you do too.. he was gorgeous. it said is a cougar and a bear fight the bear will lose. so watch your back.

Terri D said...

No Bigfoot for me!! Sweet birds singing and squirrels scampering up a tree are the best sounds!! Keep looking, though!! :)

Barbara said...

King Kong -- I saw the movie many times. My mother really liked it; I did not!

As for what I'd like to hear on a forest walk: bird song, as you suggested, and the gently babbling of a stream. No monsters for me!

This was a cute post. The little gnome was a very fun touch!

Ann said...

There's excitement lurking around every corner :)

Red Rose Alley said...

That is probably a shelter for some kind of critter, and I'm curious to know which one. That little gnome is so cute that you saw along the way. And the brown thrasher is very pretty, indeed.

Happy March days, Diane.

~Sheri

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Those are some mighty big boulders for central Florida! Must be in the limerock region? Just wondering. And yes, beware of bears in the spring as they are active and hungry. Even though our bears don't fully hibernate, they do "rest" in the winter and then they get more active in the spring and start foraging more, and often have cubs with them. So it definitely pays to be "Bear Aware" when you go hiking. I know you know all this already. Do you carry a bear whistle with you? Love the Brown Thrasher! they definitely live up to their names! Happy March to you!

roentare said...

The brown thrasher is looking very nice

Connie said...

It's always fun tagging along on your adventures.

Tanza Erlambang said...

sound a mystery place.... like reading as story when I was a kid...
thank you for sharing beautiful photos

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
Your walk was exciting, I love the forest. The Brown Thrasher is a beautiful bird, your photos are great. I would not want to run into a Bigfoot or King Fong on my walks. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend.

Wally Jones said...

Well, now you will have me looking over my shoulder a lot more often.

Wonderful post. It's a great time to be on the trail. Lots of blooming going on and lots of migratory songbirds grouping up preparing to head north.

Enjoy your weekend.

Penelope Notes said...

A mysterious forest inspires the imagination. Haha ... I believe! Big Foot has to be out there somewhere. :)

Marcia said...

Yes, I too would wonder what was crashing around in a forest if I heard those noises. Looks like you survived to write about it.

Veronica Lee said...

What a thrilling adventure you had in the woods!
The idea of encountering mythical creatures like King Kong sends a shiver down my spine!

Love the photos, Diane.

Veronica Lee said...

What a thrilling adventure you had in the woods!
The idea of encountering mythical creatures like King Kong sends a shiver down my spine!

Love the photos, Diane.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane :=)

A fun post and fantastic photos of the beautiful Brown Thrasher.

RedPat said...

Great shots of the Thrasher. He would have warned you if King Kong came by I'm sure.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your gnome!! Your big king kong rock is a find!!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

The Brown Thrasher reminds me that spring is not far off and soon we will be hearing them sing here. Much to look forward to.

italiafinlandia said...

Forests can be really noisy places and if visited in the night can be scary...­čśë

carol l mckenna said...

King Kong lives ! Wow! ~ great photo and wonderful thrasher and gnome photos too ~ thanks ~ Great post and photos ~ hugs,

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Mae Travels said...

I wonder if your King Kong will go on to climb a high-rise hotel or condo building in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. I’d like to see that movie.

best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like that gnome and great photographs of the brown thrasher.

Wishing you a happy month of March.

All the best Jan

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Mrs. Gnome is a fun sighting on your hike, as is the Thrasher! There is actually a Bigfoot Museum in Bailey, Colorado, called The Sasquatch Outpost! :)

White Lace and Promises said...

Wow! What great photos! I'm glad to be blogging again. Hopefully I'll find all my buddies again. Please follow me as I look forward to reading along with you!

John's Island said...

Diane,
Isn’t it wonderful to find something like the little forest gnome while out on a walk. I love that kind of thing. For a while I was keeping an eye out for painted rocks, but sure haven’t seen any lately. Hope all is well with you and yours. Thanks, as always, for sharing Lavender Dreamer.
John

magiceye said...

Must have been so adventurous!
Lovely photos of the thrasher and the gnome.

Irma said...

What a beautiful series of photos.
I think the brown thrush is very beautiful.
I hear it and prefer to see the birds and the birdsong.
Greetings Irma

Tine de Jong said...

Very nice walk with the wonderful series of photos along with it. And you see that gnomes can also be present in forest like the female who was probably on the lookout where her husband will be. Birdsong I like to hear but also like to hear a woodpecker hammering. Enjoy the days to come and also the unexpected encounters on your path. Gr. Tine

Debbie said...

i always enjoy coming along on these walks. i love when people place these gnomes along a walking path, bringing brightness and color to a brown landscape!! very nice captures of the brown thrasher, i don't see them here!!

the 7th picture looks just like king kong!! enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

Marit said...

I love the little gnome! They are very cute!

Jeanie said...

I love it when people leave something like a gnome is a spot like this. That brown thrusher is a stunner.

EricaSta said...

What a laugh I had now! Yes, a King Kong must be at home in this forest, feel at home there, dear Diane. I am also very pleased to see this special bird that you have captured so fantastically with your camera.

I wish you and your family a pleasant week, hugs
Heidrun

Jim and Barb's Adventures said...

Sasquatch maybe. I could be lead to believe that maybe there was a large creature like that roaming the Pacific NW. Love the Brown Trasher, I've only seen one or two in my life.

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Brown Thrasher, isn't he handsome Diane.

Lorrie said...

I only want to hear birds in the forest. The Brown Thrasher is a handsome fellow. King Kong would feel at home in your forest, Diane. I have heard a number of bears on our hikes and I'm always watchful for them, as we've met up with quite a few of them.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

How nice to see that bird and the gnome in the forest Diane. No, I would not want to see Big Foot or King Kong, just a bird and some flowers.

Rainbow Evening said...

fantastic both photos and story....
Have a great day

Teresa said...

Me encantan tus fotograf├şas, son fant├ísticas. Feliz mes de marzo para ti y familia. Besos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loved this hike! I knew there were monsters out there, thanks for proving it )) . Whenever I hear a palmetto branch rustle, I'm sure I've heard a snake. That's one time I'm happy to be mistaken!! And yep, birdsong is the best.