The old forest monster winks at you

Until the middle ages, the forest was a place of fear and apprehension at dusk. There were strange noises, rising mists, ghostly silhouettes, and probably some unsavoury characters lurking in the gloom. Imagination could make mountains out of all this. Until the forests were cleared and roads were opened, the wise countryman stayed away from the forest especially at night. Even the trees could wink at you.

The old mulberry tree