Under the gnarled roots of the mangrove trees ahead of you, some strange plants can be seen growing. The stalks peer up over the line of the blackish brown mud that fills the bog, and they have strange little buds at the ends, like unblossomed flowers. They are colored a deep, almost fleshy-colored purplish pink.
You approach, and when you are about about 15 feet away, the plants start to move, and change...
The little buds on the plants begin to open, the 'skin' peeling back slowly. It's a little like watching flowers bloom on time-lapse photography.
Inside though, are not water lilies or roses or tulips.
The skin peels back, revealing white, glossy orbs. Slowly the stalks twist and turn toward you. You can see, about fifty pale, glassy eyes staring at you out from under the roots of the trees.