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The Moss-Covered Rock

On a recent hike I happened upon this rock, which stood out like a jewel among all the dead leaves. I stopped short, as I thought that it might have magical powers. In the African folktale of Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock, which I had often read to my first graders, a character who looked at the rock and said the magic words, “Isn’t that a strange moss-covered rock?” would immediately fall asleep!

So, just to be sure, I was absolutely silent as I admired it. And just in case, I’ll be silent if I ever see it on the trail again.

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About the author jmankowsky

I live in Central Massachusetts in the United States--a wonderful area for nature photography. Using a standard point-and-shoot camera, I celebrate the nature found here in a variety of local landscapes throughout the changing seasons.

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  1. Anansi the spider. 🙂 I read it to my son many times

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