Leaving the beautiful Jasmin's Hollow in Zeds Pitch behind with more than just a bit of reluctance, Shelly and I headed East on Route 9 (SLurl) past another Apolon Motors store (SLurl) without grabbing a vehicle but stopping at Domino Designs in Spinolds Flat (SLurl) for a few free textures and then in Edgecumbe (SLurl) to see another huge purple roadside crystal (and another in Putiki Fold; SLurl).
While looking at the last crystal, an overnight dragonfly delivered a message from a friend that she's found a number of crystals on other roadways, including Route 1 in Lambeau (SLurl) and Lunalis (SLurl). If I hear back from crystal crafter Pelxore Lumiere, I'll have to ask just how extensively these things have been spread, especially since I've passed five just between Zed's Pitch and Bennafield (SLurl) with little else of interest along the way.
|Jiwecu Haiku, Movie Star|
|I think some of the critters|
In Dokkaebi, Shelly and I found a huge surprise! A greenhouse like the one I saw in Clearwing (Web)!! Shelly shook off her pack and scrambled into the greenhouse like a snail possessed. While she romped about, chasing butterflies, I worked to rid the greenhouse of pests (giving the smaller ones to the tiny frogs to teach them what they should be eating) and to do a bit of weeding. We spent the better part of the day here, but I eventually moved on, leaving a bus pass with Shelly so she could have the day off and catch up tomorrow. I hitched a ride with a squirrel and kept going, excited about maybe finding another greenhouse.
|Making friends with the frogs.|
|Shelly chased me around a shallow pool, splashing me then running when I chased her.|
|The pests didn't bother Shelly much, but they were playing merry Hob with the delicate plants.|
|Lines of magnetic force around a coil.|
Or something like that.
SLurl), across from an art gallery with some nice photographs (many Not Safe for Pixies) was an amusement park with a train, a trolley, a carousel, and other rides, plus a kiddie park. It was kinda dull without Shelly, so I took one ride on the roller coaster and hit the road again. Not far along I found Mystery Lake on Han Loso with it's free kayak rental (SLurl) and some really mean-looking giant mutant catfish. Thank goodness my pixy magic air bubble protected me. If you decide to swim or dive here, be very careful.
There were a number of shops and homes around the lake and further along in Chiaksan I found another Outy's store (SLurl). But I kept going, through the heavily developed urban region of Kyung and into Haean. Finally I stopped in Seoraksan (SLurl) before the big underwater tunnel I saw on our maps and camped out for the night to wait for Shelly to arrive after her day off. She needed the rest and the greenhouse was a great place for that. I missed her company, but I chased some fireflies and generally enjoyed the fine copse of pine trees on a hillside. I could probably fly home from here — it is that close — but I wanted Shelly to share the finish line with me.
|I really blended in with the deep forest vegetation.|