Saturday, January 23, 2016

Weathering the Winter

Contrast on the rocky glades

Monday, January 4, 2016

Mushroom Monday: Winter Roundup

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

Holiday Creations

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.

Friday, January 1, 2016

A New Year

May the coming year overflow with blessings & joy, journeys & discoveries, wonder & whimsy. May we take the time to look for these things in our lives for they are all around us.