So many mushrooms and getting deep into the woods across to creeks over mossy logs… fairyland
A glorious day after so much non stop rain, trees down, power outages and mud slides. The coastline has been rearranged in California, so many places more devastated than others, however changed.
Thank goodness I arrived at the beach before the tourists woke up and scared off the seals. I had a good 45 minutes of peace with them. Crawled on my knees to get close without upsetting them… and a decent lens helps too.
Pictures are worth a thousand words, so let’s take a hike through some imagery.
I was lucky enough to see some new mushrooms and beauties they were. The forest is always full of surprises. Little microcosms everywhere.
So many sunsets and sights to behold.
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…
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.
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…
So many friendly, diving, soaring, happy hummingbirds…