|Contrast on the rocky glades|
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Monday, January 4, 2016
Perhaps the wild winter rains of the Midwest have prolonged the mushroom season or perhaps there are always some lingering fungi during the cold months. I don't recall seeing so many (or perhaps looking for them) in the past years. Since I have attuned my sight to find fungi - I have found it. It is such a nice surprise, too. Like finding flowers in bloom in the dark of winter. I even found my first Oyster Mushrooms on a giant dead Elm tree. They are edible but I couldn't tell how fresh they were (since the cold air has likely preserved them) so I left them on the tree as white wintry adornment. I've been seeing lots of mushroom (faerie) rings, too, and tons of the hard to identify little white mushroom. Though I know it is far too soon, I am already dreaming of spring and the hunt for those lovely morels.
|Oyster Mushrooms on Elm Tree|
|Underside of Oyster Mushrooms|
|Turkey Tail Mushrooms|
|? Perhaps tiny oyster mushrooms.....on the same tree.|
|A ring, or a crescent rather, of mushrooms|
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Some hand-crafted, heart-felt, holiday gifts from me to loved ones - a leather bound journal, a memory game with wood burned wooden cards, & a little galaxy watercolor.