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The Legend of The Dancing Trees by catch---22 The Legend of The Dancing Trees by catch---22
Kalil's attention soon turned to four trees that were bent and twisted in a strange way.

"Grandpa, why are those trees twisted like that?"

"Those are the dancing trees," his grandfather said.

"Why do they call them that?"

"Well the legend says that during the full moon, if a person has no evil, they can see them dance...

...a long, lobg time ago, when our people were still slaves, there were four slave women that decided they didn't want to be slaves no more. Now these weren't no ordinary women. They knew magic. So late one night, when the moon was full, they set out."

Somehow, the slave catchers got after them and chased them to these very woods. Now these four women were trapped, the slave catchers behind them and the river in front of them. So those women built themselves a fire and they began to chant and dance around that fire. The slave catchers could see the fire from a distance and they could see the women dancing around it, so they closed in. By the time they reached this spot though, the women were no where to be found. The legend says they turned themselves into those four trees there."


~the legend of the dancing trees - kenneth curry
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Rjet33 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Trees are one of my most fave things to shoot.  You shoot them very well!  Amazing!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
my thanks!
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You are very welcome! :)
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;)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Brittany! :heart:
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Welcome, well deserved. :heart:
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PhotographsByBri Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Stunning!! :heart:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Brittany :heart:
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Welcome, well deserved. :D
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Writer
I still love this one so much. You're so lyrical, romantic, elegant, dramatic, and imaginative in your photography, Dennis.  As always, a true poet with gifted eyes.  :nod:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)

you are so very nice to me... thank you very much Claudia. :heart:
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Rjet33 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
My fave of your newer ones so far!  Love!  Love!  Love!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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Rjet33 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
You are very welcome!
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GGPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You caught the sun really nice!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you! :)
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GGPhotos Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!:D
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm speechless .. the picture is really so beautiful and the legend :omg: i love it !!!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much Anna :heart:
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
All your photos are so beautiful , magical and i really love this one :D
It is my pleasure !
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catch---22 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
:rose:
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Great shot. I love the story :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you!!!

I'm glad :)
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful capture and nice story!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Peter!
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure sir!
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Artist
Nice!!!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you!!!
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Artist
welcome!!
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great story ... great photo ...
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome Dennis
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candysamuels Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:love::love::love:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
:heart::heart::heart:
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wolfcreek50 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Lovely work Dennis...
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Steven :)
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wolfcreek50 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Your very welcome Dennis...
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gallindz Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
i had a lot of catching up to do on dA....and your five..geesh....one better than the next! Nice going Dennis. This is gorgeous!...they are dancing...
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
you are ever kind to me... thank you Linda :heart:
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gallindz Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
u r welcome Dennis! :heart:
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:heart:
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erene Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Awesome sunset, great timing!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you so much Erene!
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erene Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
You are welcome :)
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moe2112 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Awesome work!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you John!
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot Dennis.
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