Good news everyone. Last week I had a unique opportunity. It turns out that the fashion designers in Wonderland may want to sell their wares to the rest of the Nether Realm again. I was asked by my scroll mason, Edward, to go to Wonderland and scout out locations for a photoshoot. A scroll mason is the Nether Realm equivalent of a newspaper editor in the Earth Realm.
|Rappin Sticky Roses|
My big responsibility in being there was to make a good impression on the residents. So I had to play by their rules and show them that they could trust outsiders again. I had to get special permission from both the proper authorities of Wonderland and the Ambassadors of Nether Realm Relations to show you my pictures and tell you my story. Luckily for me they approved of this post.
One of the first things that happened was a frog in a trim grey suit and boulder hat approached Tula and I. He said to us, "Logging for a haren, milady." I had no idea what that meant which is not surprising because Wonderland has its own unique language. But my guide looked rather alarmed. She told me to ignore him so that is what I did but because of her expression, I was not completely comfortable about it.
Early the next morning, we began the search for locations. We went to the areas that were suggested to us at the high tea and what I saw was awe-inspiring. We came across trees that had small, glowing growths. They looked like stars arranged in a pattern on the tree’s bark. Tula told me that these trees are called the lituous trees. They were very cool. Next we came across an unusual vine that had
bright red pointed flowers. They are called rappin sticky roses and they are highly poisonous. From a distance you can smell their musky seductive scent but if you get too close, they will knock you unconscious for a week. I am told not even the bulbut lightingales would wake you up. The bulbut lightingales grow wild but they also grow on people’s houses and they are the brightest things I have ever seen. They shine their brightest at night when the sun is completely down. It brings a whole new meaning to a nightlight.
I saw a lot of beautiful things in Wonderland but what captured my heart was the Stifalin Waterfall. It was a waterfall that has been frozen in time. At one time there was a war between two kingdoms. Both sides suffered great loss and many people died. The conflicting royalties called a truce and froze this waterfall as a symbol of this truce. However the war was not ended and I got the sense that they are still on shaky ground. A beautiful symbol to remind them that war has terrible consequences that should be avoided. A frozen waterfall is unnatural and so is war.