I’ve been super busy the last few days – it’s more of a frantic surge of activity in the knitting realm. I signed up to participate in a Halloween swap and have been working on my gift for my swap partner. I’m knitting a cowl for her and it’s taking much longer than I expected. I’ve knit seven of the 12 sections and have been working on this nearly exclusively for 3 weeks. And the kicker? It’s supposed to be in the mail by Oct 9th. Right… I’m thinking that’s not going to happen. I think Oct 9th is rather early to ensure it getting there by Halloween, but hopefully I won’t be too far behind. Things were going along ok until yesterday when we hit a snag. Things have been rough going today and right now the project is in time-out. While it’s “thinking about what it’s done” let’s visit some mushrooms!
Fall is a wondrous time because so many of my favorite things – pumpkins, golden leaves, and mushrooms! On the recent trip to Turkey Run we were blessed with so many mushrooms and other interesting fungus. Oh my goodness – it was wonderful!
I don’t limit myself to favorites in the fungus world – I’m an equal opportunity mushroom-lover, but I was thrilled with the group of bright red mushrooms in the first photograph. The ruffled edges were especially appealing.
Peek-a-boo! This little one was growing in a hollow tree trunk. I almost missed it because I was busy hunting in the leaf litter for mushrooms.
These were a magnificent stand! I love their pale yellow caps and ruffled, ragged gills hanging off the stalk. I’m still working to identify this one – perhaps a honey mushroom? If anyone knows, please let me know. I don’t recall meeting it before.
A cluster of brown mushrooms press up a tree trunk – almost camouflaged in the tree bark.
This incredible specimen was a new one for me too! I think it’s an antler fungi (appropriately named). This section in the field guide was thrilling! It was a beautiful sight.
I hope that your early autumn days are filled with joy and lots of time outdoors spent admiring the beauty of nature – in the tree canopy and down below.
Blessings to you,