Oh those mushrooms!!!

Once you start looking, you can’t stop seeing them. This week I finally found two edible mushrooms, the cauliflower mushroom and the chanterelle. The Amanita muscarias are a site. Also called Fly Agaric. If you mix them with milk, a fly will drink the milk and DIE. Here are some I found after the rains…

Townsend Warbler

The morning I saw this little warbler hopping from branch to branch on the Madrone was pure magic. Mornings that start like this are always good.

Multitudes and more

Finally saw our resident Pileated Woodpecker in all his glory. Many sightings and many things happening, Some of my cards are available now in Point Arena at Franny’s Cup n Saucer. Cinnamon rolls and divine desserts and jams and fun things!! Harvested 3 pumpkins and tomatoes are still rolling in with some peppers. and more…

Hummingbirds

So many friendly, diving, soaring, happy hummingbirds…

New sightings on the north coast

I have a lot to say but am currently at a complete loss of words as the dysfunctional USA keeps limping along on its tragic path. No words… back to nature. CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOGRAPHS

Gualala a prehistoric land by the sea.

I apologize for the long period of time I was absent from posting to magentaRaven. We have been on the move for 5 months. We finally landed on February 28 and have been unraveling, unpacking and settling in to this rich and fertile land which has now begun to burst open into Spring, with bramble,…