Today was 100% absolutely gorgeous all day long. And, it was my day off. I was having a very lazy morning. Sitting in my stink sipping tea, just taking it easy. The sun warmed up the house so much that I had to get up and turn the heat off. I thought maybe I should get outside for a bit, get some of that sunshine on me. Take a walk, blow the stink off me. If I sit around too long in my pj’s the malaise sets in and then the whole day has disappeared and all i have to show for it is a rainbow assortment of food stains on my sweat shirt.
So I got my boots on, put some music in my ear and grabbed the camera. I wandered out towards the pond by our house. Theres a nice patch of woods and theres all kinds of mushrooms growing in there. I have no idea whats what, so Im not interested in picking them. I just like the look of mushrooms. They seem kinda magical. When I was little I used to think fairies lived in them and when you leafed your thumb through their … under frills (?) the fairies would fly out. But now I see that it was just millions of mushroom spores flying out into my wide eyed baby face. Haha, children are dumb.
So I didnt realize this, but fireweed lets its delicious purple flowers drop off and then explodes into fluff.
Like cotton ball bird feathers. So strange. This is me, giving the poof a squeeze. As I am known to do.
Dogberries looking especially pretty against the super blue sky.
Sunlight on a spider wed = artistic photography!!
Some chewed up shroom.
Some chickadees where very interested in what I was doing. I think they were attracted to the sound of the camera.
They hung out within reach of me for the first half of my walk, hopping from branch to branch, just keeping tabs. Nosy buggers.
Rosehips! Time to pick them I suppose. Make some jelly and tea.
Little mushroom looks like it was dusted with cocoa powder. Tiramisu mushroom. Tiramishroom.
My favourite colour green!
I can identify two mushrooms with certainty, chanterelle and hedgehog mushrooms. I have no idea what any of these mushrooms are at all, but mostly they didn’t look delicious anyway. I call this one.. Curly Butts Mushroom
Shiny charcoal log covered in emerald moss.
Pretty sure this is a crackerberry plant, but.. usually the leaves are green and the berries are red.. so this is weird..
The aptly named, blue bead orchid
Peeking through the moss
These mushrooms look like pancakes. I dub thee, Pancake Mushrooms
Look up! Look waaaay up! Yeah theres nothing there. Made ya look.
Sunny trees lookin all pretty n’ chit
Little red capped mushroom. I dub thee.. Little Red Riding Hood Fungus
Some kind of berry? Tasted like.. dry… and .. numb…
Path out to the pond
Thats all blueberries!
I sat down here for a while and listened to some Johnny Cash. It was nice. Wish I had brought a snack.
The water was sparkly
And the colour of beer bottles
Upscale fairy condominiums.
Leafs and stuff
Some dogberries, whatever
And thats the end of my walk.
Work is just now starting to ease off a bit. Hopefully I will have time to blog more. I miss it. It almost feels lonely, without an outlet for my ramblings and pictures of flowers. This weekend CB and I took a trip down to Bona Vista and did an event there called Roots, Rants & Roars. It was super, super fun and it is so crazy beautiful there. We ate.. everything. One morning, I ordered two breakfasts!!!! I didnt take many pictures but maybe I can dig them up.
Now Im going to have a cup of tea and watch The Rescuers, because that is a great movie. Goodnight!